The Acro Thread

Discussion in 'Coral' started by Va Reef, Jul 15, 2015.

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  1. justonwo

    justonwo Fire Shrimp

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    EDITED for better photos.

    Although carbon dosing seems to have wiped out a few frags, and my purple lokani is not doing so well, there are a few notable exceptions.

    Tort.

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    Blue tenuis. Some good polyp extension on this one and a nice, deep blue color.

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    I had to frag my beloved purple lokani because the base of the main colony is turning green and dying. I wish I knew what was causing that! The frag was put in place two days ago, so it'll take a while to color back up to deep purple. Hopefully, the main colony will survive as well.

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    Candlelight acro.

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    Hawkins is starting to "green up." It was delivered totally brown.

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    The blue lokani was mostly brown when I received it. It's color is quite striking.

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    Efflo

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    Lastly, a "starry night" that seems to be doing quite well. More than any other corals, it seems to be encrusting and growing. Polyp extension is great and the green really pops.

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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    All very nice. Cali or Oregon Tort for image #. It's a beautiful coral.

    Certainly looks like you're doing it right. :)
     
  4. justonwo

    justonwo Fire Shrimp

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    Yay! I learned both deliberate and inadvertent fragging techniques. Thanks for the props, Cheryl! (P.S. What do you feed the coral in your avatar? Whole cats?)
     
  5. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Still waiting on my piece of that beautiful lokani lol

    Idk if it makes a difference, maybe it's just taboo, but I always move a dying piece away from healthy pieces.

    Everything looks good though. Acropora definitely puts you on a learning curve at first.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    ToddSails. :p
     
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    Picked up a new frag yesterday. ORA Miami orchid. Got some coloring up to do. 20151115_180647.jpg
     
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  9. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Miami orchid is such a cool piece, I love the growth pattern on it. That mind trick undata is amazing behind it!
     
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    Thanks VA! The mind trick took a few months to color up then it took off!!
     
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    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    It's growing right over the acans, that's nuts.
     
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    It's battling with the mystic sunset but the acans leave it alone, go figure right. Lol. So far all my ORA pieces have done well including the mind trick.