Hystrix & Caliendrum growth over a 3 month period

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  1. Alfie uk

    Alfie uk Feather Duster

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    Here is a couple of pictures to show the growth of the Hystix frag and a Caliendrum frag I picked up from local reefers

    I know I always look at people tanks and think wow but always wonder just how long it takes them to develop into nice pieces, obviously all species grow at different rates but hopefully this thread may give a little insight to those people who may be looking at getting their finger wet with sps corals :)

    Incidentally this is growth under Evergrow led lights

    Hope you like them

    3 months ago

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    2 Months ago added a fairly bland looking hystrix

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    After 4 weeks
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    After 8 weeks

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    After approximately 12 weeks

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    Wow. Nice growth and coral. I got a couple frags months ago of 2 birdsnest coral and by far they are fast growing sps.
     
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    stepho Panda Puffer

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    Dang! Have you been giving those corals steroids?
     
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    Alfie uk Feather Duster

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    Does that work :drool:

    only kidding ;)
     
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    Alfie uk Feather Duster

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    I think if you have good parameter hystrix and caliendrums are excellent choices and give quick results which is great to keep new keepers interested :)
     
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    Steroids do work, back in my 20's. Lol I've got to update my thread with before and after pics. Loving the tank man! You must have better water then us in the states;):p
     
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    Alfie uk Feather Duster

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    Thank you :)

    As for water I think the water companies stick all the same crap in them eh. Im wondering what the effects will be on people in a couple hundred years from all the chemicals, makes you think eh ;)

    I must admit our water is pretty good as far as the tds is concerned, out of the faucet mine reads 35-40, a buddy of mine 3 miles away registers 280. It is flicking between 1 and 2 out the the ro unit now so I need to be getting ready to changing the filters. No algae in the tank so I am not going to panic just yet :D
     
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    Wow, my tds going in is 560! I'm changing filters every couple months to keep it at 0 on the other end. Crazy
     
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    Wow it would be cheaper to buy your water from an LFS. lol
     
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    stepho Panda Puffer

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    That's Florida water for ya. I deal with the same thing.