Ora Redplanet growth shots. Proof of life for 2013

Discussion in 'SPS Corals' started by Corailline, Oct 3, 2010.

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  1. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
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    Still kicking and growing, although slower in the summer under higher temps.


    The Christmas Acropora aka Millepora frags, still great growth as well.
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    Thank you for viewing. :)
     
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  3. stylaster

    stylaster Gigas Clam

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    nice your SPS are really taking off :) I ended up breaking my red planet into 3 pieces to put in different areas in the tank... Down low its green with red tips, in the middle of the tank its a little bit of green at the base and red the rest of the way. Up high its all red
     
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    jbraslins Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    nice!

    are u saying they grow faster at lower temps? what temp do you typically run?
     
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  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep it does the same here. Lower green, under the most intense it looses all the green is primarily bright red/pink.


    This is my first summer without a chiller. Ambient room temp is 78 with AC. Tank gets around 82-84 even with fans. I noticed a big drop off in growth and use of Ca and Alk, the coral growth just came to a stand still with temps over 80 F.

    Lost a few sps unfortunately oh well.

    Any who things should return to normal with the return of cooler temps. It runs about 100 F every day in August. :(
     
  6. oldfishkeeper

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    Awesome corals Corailline! Glad to see you post a pic - been missing that!
     
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  7. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    :) Thank you OFK. I will try to put a FTS in the days to come.
     
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    jbraslins Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    thats pretty warm. mine never gets above ambient. what do you think is heating up your tank? lighting?
     
  10. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah lighting/pumps and volume of water. Need a bigger tank which is in the works.
     
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    Tony Vargas is doing a 300 deep dimension...did you see that Cheryl?! Sounds good for your house, huh? :)
     
  12. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh yeah that will fit right to my house and financial arrangements, I wish. :)

    And yes I love his thread. There are some pics of one of his old tanks in The Reef Aquarium Vol. II. ;)