COTM August 2011: Neon Green Acropora Tortuosa.

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  1. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Thanks guys for the kind words.

    Wish I could do a write up a popular LPS or softie, but I really have none. Many others member do though, ummm hint hint...;)
     
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  3. reefmonkey

    reefmonkey Giant Squid

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    hrrmm.....

    After comparing pics I don't think I have a green tort. Polyp and corallite structure is different between the two. This photo was taken when the coral was in my 46G under T5's. It's now about 8-9" directly under one of the 250W 10k halides in my 90 and the green is intense especially under the actinics.

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  4. evolved

    evolved Wrasse Freak

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    I don't have a green tort, otherwise I could add a picture... :)

    I have a Sean Bennett Tort, and it can be a bit finicky for me as well. PE extension does vary, but I've never had it get too angry for any time period longer than a day. It will easily brown if it gets shaded by the birdsnest above it. In fact, I know it's time to trim the birdsnest when the tort starts to lose color.

    It's not nearly as sensitive as some acros, like Horrida for instance, which RTN'd on me last time I raised my Alk 1.5 over a 4 day stretch... :confused:
     
  5. Dingo

    Dingo Giant Squid

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    I have a shawn bennett yellow tort also! its quite an interesting piece... very thick too :)
     
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    evolved Wrasse Freak

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    Mine's not yellow, it's just the "plain" variety. ;D
     
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    Dingo Giant Squid

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    what color is the plain one then?

    Ill post a pic tonight when I get home
     
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    evolved Wrasse Freak

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    Purple -> Green -> Blue

    Right Side:
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    Top Down:
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    Several reefers have it around here, but I've never seen it available elsewhere.
     
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  10. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Great article Cheryl
    very nice looking coral IMHO

    Steve
     
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  11. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    A beautiful piece with great PE none the less.

    You have quite the collection of sps, looking forward to the image.

    Thanks for sharing evolved. Honestly I think your is still an attractive piece.

    Thanks so much Steve.
     
  12. JJL

    JJL Purple Tang

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    Very informative writeup, Cheryl.
    Thanks!
     
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