3reef Mystery Coral Contest

Discussion in 'Holiday Lights Contests' started by Matt Rogers, Dec 20, 2011.

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  1. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    Is the best picture going to be voted on?
     
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  3. 1.0reef

    1.0reef Giant Squid

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    gsp?
     
  4. m2434

    m2434 Giant Squid

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  5. evolved

    evolved Wrasse Freak

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    Acanthastrea echinata
     
  6. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    haha. I had a feeling that wouldn't take long.
     
  7. Matt Rogers

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    Don't forget the rules Seano. :)
     
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  9. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    Green Star Polyps.

    This coral is very easy to care for. I have mine in medium flow, and it does not need a lot of light. Although acclimation is easy and this is a very hardy coral, it sometimes seems to have its grumpy days, randomly closed most the day. Then it will be happy-go-lucky and with wide open polyps, the next.
     
  10. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    I had to find the picture back. :)
     
  11. m2434

    m2434 Giant Squid

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    I thought someone would guess that. I do have some, but that would be too easy. For comparison, this is echinata:

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    Ah, if it's not an echinata, than it must be the same as the first guy I'm about to post. :)

    Here's my best three stumpers:

    Likely the same as m2434's:
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    This one you'll know if you seen one before. If not, you might be clueless:
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    Lastly, I'd love for someone to guess what this guy is exactly, not just a "general" name. It's rather rare in closed systems, and while it's not the most stunning piece, the growth form is weird indeed:
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