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Forum: LPS Keepers 01/12/2008, 12:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,379
Posted By jpc763
The scientific name for mine is Trachyphyllia...

The scientific name for mine is Trachyphyllia geoffroyi I believe.
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/12/2008, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,630
Posted By jpc763
Thanks. It is just wierd that it was fine for...

Thanks. It is just wierd that it was fine for several months and then started to close up and shed. I will keep an eye on it.

I have been told not to move it as they get irritated. True?
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/11/2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,379
Posted By jpc763
Here is mine! ...

Here is mine!

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd135/jpc763/Jan%202%202008/IMG_0850.jpg
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/11/2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,630
Posted By jpc763
Toadstool Question

I have a neon green toadstool leather. I have had it in my tank since the end of September with no issue.

Starting in December (early) it closed up and shed. It opened up for a couple of weeks...
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/11/2008, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,447
Posted By jpc763
The coral looks better tonight. I am going to...

The coral looks better tonight. I am going to pull back the flow a little and see if that is what is getting it angry.

Thanks for all of the tips.
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/11/2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,447
Posted By jpc763
So I cleaned the power heads and the return...

So I cleaned the power heads and the return plumbing this past weekend. I opened the ball valve on the return (along the back wall in the pic) a little so there is a bit more flow in the tank.
...
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/11/2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,447
Posted By jpc763
Update: The coral seems to be getting worse. ...

Update: The coral seems to be getting worse. Previously the heads would all blend together into one big flowing coral. They are now shrinking so that you can see the distinct heads (similar to at...
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/10/2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,447
Posted By jpc763
Yes, that is a brittle star and yes, he is huge. ...

Yes, that is a brittle star and yes, he is huge. His body is about the size of a quarter and his legs are probably 8 inches long.

I spot feed him when I spot feed my coral and anemone so he gets...
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/10/2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By jpc763
I target feed my brain 2x per week with pencil...

I target feed my brain 2x per week with pencil erasure size chunks of shrimp or scallop along with a squirt of Cyclepeeze. It seems to really like it. Here are 2 pics.
...
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/10/2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,447
Posted By jpc763
No problem. The Toadstool is to the right of the...

No problem. The Toadstool is to the right of the brain, not in the pic.
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/10/2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,447
Posted By jpc763
There is a MaxiJet 1200 with a Hydor Flo...

There is a MaxiJet 1200 with a Hydor Flo attachment to the left of the Hammer. That PH position has not changed. I did slightly increase the sump to tank flow, but not much. There is also another...
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/10/2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,447
Posted By jpc763
I have one neon toadstool that has been in there...

I have one neon toadstool that has been in there for a while (in that spot). The trach is doing very well. It is the newest coral in the tank.

I have:
Mushrooms (not in pic to the left)
Pink...
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/10/2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,447
Posted By jpc763
Angry Help - Branching Hammer Problem

Ok, I have a mixture of corals (Softies, SPS, LPS) in my tank. I have been very careful to keep them spaced apart, but I have a couple of problems. I have this Branching Hammer that up until Tuesday...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 12/28/2007, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By jpc763
Thanks Guys. Last night he had a few polyps...

Thanks Guys. Last night he had a few polyps starting to extend. Then a snail came by and banged into him. :mad:

I will keep an eye on him today. So I should move him higher? That will put him...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 12/27/2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By jpc763
Dan, you are right. I should know better. ...

Dan, you are right. I should know better.

To answer your specific questions. The tank is 6 months old as is my experience level. I have several books and have done lots of reading so at least I...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 12/27/2007, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By jpc763
And it is doing it again (not opening). ...

And it is doing it again (not opening). :worried:

The toadstool shed and came out again in it's full glory 10 days ago. It was clearly larget than before. Starting yesterday, it stopped opening...
Forum: Zoanthids 12/18/2007, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By jpc763
OK Point Taken. Thanks for talking me off the...

OK Point Taken. Thanks for talking me off the ledge! :)
Forum: Zoanthids 12/18/2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By jpc763
Here are the pics and answers to the questions ...

Here are the pics and answers to the questions

I checked water parameters on Sunday...
Amm: 0; NO2: 0; NO3: 0; PO: 0; pH: 8.2; Ca: 420; dKh: 7; SG: 1.024; Temp: 79

I did move some coral around...
Forum: Zoanthids 12/18/2007, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By jpc763
Zoanthids not closing...

I have a several colonies of zoanthids. Lately I have noticed that one colony in particular does not seem to be thriving anymore. The polyps are small and recessed and the oral opening is jutting...
Forum: Other Invertebrates 12/17/2007, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By jpc763
I believe you are correct. Thanks. You're...

I believe you are correct. Thanks. You're telling me they are agressive! The biggest one just *loves* my Margarita Snails! I bought 6 and only have 1 left. I bought a batch of red leg and blue...
Forum: Other Invertebrates 12/17/2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By jpc763
Hermit ID Please

I have some Redleg and some Blueleg. I have two of these guys. Based on comparison to pictures, I do not believe they are Zebra. Any ideas? They are my two biggest hermits and both have grown at...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 12/16/2007, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By jpc763
Thanks all for your input. Yesterday the shed...

Thanks all for your input. Yesterday the shed came off and today the polyps are extending. Thanks!
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 12/15/2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By jpc763
OK, I just was worried since I am pretty new in...

OK, I just was worried since I am pretty new in the hobby. Thanks for the compliment on the Coral and the pics.
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 12/14/2007, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By jpc763
So the purplish marks on the bottom of the stalk...

So the purplish marks on the bottom of the stalk are OK?
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 12/14/2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By jpc763
Unhappy Sick Toadstool! Is it dying?

I have had this toadstool for 2.5 months and it has been great up to about a week ago. At that time I got a new Open Brain coral that I put in the Toadstools place and moved the Toadstool. Since...
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