The Great Coral Giveaway — Week 5 of 6

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  1. MarineDepot

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    We are pleased to announce the coral for week #5 of The Great Coral Giveaway!

    We are giving away a coral a week for 6 weeks. To enter, all you have to do is like or leave a comment under the coral up for contention each week on our Facebook page.

    Winners will be randomly selected each Friday during the entry period. Care instructions will be provided in the caption of each coral photo.

    This week's coral: A Blastomussa wellsi colony. Good luck, everyone!

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    THE GREAT CORAL GIVEAWAY — 2012

    Coral #5: Blastomussa wellsi

    Description: "This beautiful Blastomussa wellsi colony is just beginning to open up. Please pardon the poor mobile phone photo from this morning... we promise this baby looks great in real life!"

    HOW TO ENTER: Simply like this photo or leave a comment before 12 pm PST on Friday, 8/3.

    HOW TO WIN: Winner will be chosen at random. Winner will receive the Big Polyp Blastomussa plus a bottle of Aqua Vision Aquatics Coral Dip Solution (Aqua Vision Aquatics Coral Dip Solution - 1 oz).

    Scientific Name: Blastomussa wellsi
    Care Level: Medium
    Temperament: Peaceful
    Lighting: Medium intensity
    Waterflow: Low
    Placement: Bottom to middle of aquarium
    Water Parameters: Temperature: 72-78° F; pH 8.1-8.3; Specific Gravity 1.023-1.025; dKH 8-12; Calcium 400-450ppm; Nitrate >10ppm
    Supplements: Calcium, magnesium, iodine and trace elements
    Family: Mussidae

    The Blastomussa wellsi is sometimes confused with mushrooms when it is fully expanded due to its meaty flesh. When retracted, the skeletal structure can be seen and you will notice the large, separated, corallites that help to distinguish it from its relative, blastomussa merletti and other similar LPS corals. Solid reds, maroons and oranges are the most typical colors found. Dual-color specimens can sometimes be found in combinations of red and green, orange and green or purple and green. They obtain most of their energy through photosynthesis but do benefit from regular feedings of zooplankton, phytoplankton and/or Cyclopeeze. Moderate lighting with low water flow areas of the aquarium are best suited for these colorful, slow-growing corals.

    SPONSORS: MarineDepot.com, JBJ Aquarium Products and Aqua Vision Aquatics
     
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  3. Camkha1234

    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    Done :) I really hope I win!
     
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  4. MarineDepot

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    Good luck in the giveaway!

    Gave ya some 3reef karma for stopping by our forum today... best of luck in the giveaway!!! ;D
     
  5. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    That is a really really nice piece. Already hit up your facebook. You guys rock!
     
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  6. MarineDepot

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    Good luck in the giveaway!

    +1 3reef karma

    Thanks! We've done a ton of giveaways, but this one has been far and away the most popular. We appreciate your "like" and we'll keep our fins crossed for you. ;)

    Have a great Monday!
     
  7. dskyers

    dskyers Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    Come on I week five lol winner winner chicken dinner going to win this week I know it!
     
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  9. Moby Duck

    Moby Duck Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Oh wow, I have to win this!!!
     
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  10. MarineDepot

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    Good luck in the giveaway!

    Good luck, Moby Duck! And some 3reef karma for dropping by. :)
     
  11. MarineDepot

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    Good luck in the giveaway!

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    Chicken... of the Sea?

    Good luck in the giveaway, dskyers!
     
  12. MarineDepot

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    Better Blasto Photograph

    JBJ just sent over a better photo of Week 5's Blasto:

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    *THIS IS NOT THE CORAL TO LIKE OR COMMENT ON TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!* This is just a better photo we couldn't help but share with you. :artist: