M.e.n!!! Victory is mine!??

Discussion in 'SPS Corals' started by reefmonkey, Aug 23, 2010.

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  1. reefmonkey

    reefmonkey Giant Squid

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    I've read conflicting stories on that. anywhere from 3-6 months. The type I have are only interested in encrusting/plating monti's and never touched my digi's at all last time. I hope they don't develop a taste for the branching variety this time. When the green cap is gone I'll more than likely cover it's skeleton with some different types of LPS. The spot below the biggest plate that's left will be perfect for a big elegance or sun coral.
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I read they like a coral that provides cover and protection.
     
  4. reefmonkey

    reefmonkey Giant Squid

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    I don't want to say for sure but I feel I may have beat them this time. It's been under a month but since the last adults and eggs were noticed I haven't lost any more flesh from my green cap.
    This pic was taken today. Sorry for the quality, my tripod is down at my store.
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    Notice the dead area that has some algae growth on it, now notice the new growth with a good rim overgrowing the dead areas from both sides.
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sweet, hope you are right, it sure looks good
     
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    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thats great news Reefmonkey
    I can definitely see the new growth edge on that picture

    hope you have beaten it/ them

    Steve
     
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  7. reefmonkey

    reefmonkey Giant Squid

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    I hope so too! For the past few weeks I've spent at least one hour every night with a flashlight, scanning all the visible areas of the coral for the nasties!
     
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    Boy I sure hope you beat the little buggers.

    So you manually just removed them at night?
     
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    How did you get rid of them, Mike?
     
  11. reefmonkey

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    I've been looking for them at night. They're easier to see because they are more active then, from what I've read anyway. When they reappeared after the first go round I only saw 2 adults but the plate that was above the one pictured had dozens of egg strands on it's underside. I broke that entire plate out, clear to the rock and half of the plate above it because I couldn't see it's underside. I siphoned the 2 adults off. I was going to get another sixline but the LFS didn't have any. It's been just over 3 weeks since they reappeared and I haven't seen any more. I'm hoping I just caught a very lucky break and found them out quickly enough to kill the only adults and get what eggs they'd laid out of the system.
     
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