January 2011 COTM - "Stylophora pistillata"

Discussion in 'Coral of the Month' started by 2in10, Jan 1, 2011.

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  1. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Nice Jon Jon. Am really liking this hopefully it grows as fast as 2 in 10's.Please post if either of you try fragging one.:)
     
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  3. TheSaltwaterGuy

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    I'm loving it John! Hope to keep one of those someday but I have a question: how the hell do you keep nitrates under 5ppm? that sounds tough to do.
     
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  4. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Its simple if you follow some simple rules. Keep your bioload small.(Don't put so many fish or inverts in). Keep up with your W/C'S. Don't overfeed.(once every three days works for me.) Buy a good quality skimmer. Find your tanks balance.8)
     
  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Which does not happen in weeks and months. The more established the tank the easier to reach that balance and maintain it.

    " Nothing good happens fast in this hobby"
     
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  6. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks

    Once your tank is well established and and you have a good and aggressive maintenance routine you will be able to control the nitrates through export, using chemical and natural means such as GFO and macroalgae, and through bacterial reduction which occurs on your live rock and in your sand.
     
  7. TheSaltwaterGuy

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    cool; I'm thinking of getting a sump for when i start my 55 gallon to keep some macroalgae in there
     
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  9. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That is an excellent plan.
     
  10. Dingo

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    verrry nice write up... and for just over a year that is some amazing growth too!!!
     
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  11. 2in10

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    Thanks, they seem to be rapid growers for me. I have a Pocillopora I got 3.5 months ago and it is about 4 times the size of when I got it. Must have something right for them. I could get rich if I knew what that something was. LOL
     
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  12. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Will do Vinny