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Old 04/11/2014, 07:41 AM   #1
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Anyone growing mostly stag-horns in sps tank??

I saw a picture of a tank a while ago where it was mostly stags growing thin branches every which way looked amazing just wondering if anyone out there is trying to collect mostly stags ???


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Old 04/11/2014, 07:48 AM   #2
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Old 04/11/2014, 07:49 AM   #3
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Old 04/11/2014, 07:51 AM   #4
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Nice is gotta be tough to keep the flow going in the middle of that


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Old 04/11/2014, 08:29 AM   #5
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I wonder if that tank was grown out with those led cannons? Beautiful regardless!


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Old 04/11/2014, 11:09 AM   #6
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I like the look of it and the fact that stags r hardy and grow faster then most sps ime is a big plus


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Old 04/11/2014, 10:34 PM   #7
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IME less issues with competition for light with stags. I have much less maintenance with the stags in my 465 sps tank than with any other type of sps.


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Old 04/12/2014, 03:37 AM   #8
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those leds are not the main light source, he also uses natural sun light!!!


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Old 04/12/2014, 05:45 AM   #9
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I saw a picture of a tank a while ago where it was mostly stags growing thin branches every which way looked amazing just wondering if anyone out there is trying to collect mostly stags ???
Well thanks for creating this thread. Stags are my favorite and I only have three different types right now. But I would really one to no how long does it take for them to get that big. I have had mine for almost a year and the haven't even doubled In size yet. I will admit though as the last two months I have seen better growth. The tank that is pictured here can anyone point me in the direction of the owner I would love to ask some questions.

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Old 04/12/2014, 09:16 AM   #10
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The tank in the first pic is Amfynn's, former TOTM winner .


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Old 04/12/2014, 09:17 AM   #11
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The tank in the first pic is Amfynn's, former TOTM winner .
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Old 04/12/2014, 02:30 PM   #12
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Leonardo also had his Formosa forest once upon a time




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Old 04/13/2014, 07:28 PM   #13
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That's what I'm talking about that Formosa forest is amazing!!!!!


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Old 04/14/2014, 07:50 AM   #14
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I just stumbled on that Orphek picture yesterday too and was amazed. How do they keep up with flow in the middle? Kind of misleading to advertise Orpheks with it if they use natural sunlight though...

Leonardo's tank was really stunning too.


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Old 04/15/2014, 08:51 AM   #15
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Not on purpose to grow a stag-horns tank, but its fast growing speed quickly dominate my tank....









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Old 04/15/2014, 02:47 PM   #16
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Old 04/15/2014, 05:54 PM   #17
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[QUOTE=shih87;22663595]Not on purpose to grow a stag-horns tank, but its fast growing speed quickly dominate my tank....



OMG I am in love.....how long did it take from the first picture this one? Also what are you feeding them ?


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Old 04/15/2014, 07:18 PM   #18
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Amazing tank!!


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Old 04/15/2014, 07:23 PM   #19
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OMG I am in love.....how long did it take from the first picture this one? Also what are you feeding them ?
Hi....
Here is my time elapsed photos...http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...2308288&page=9
The picture I posted early is Feb. 2014....and current SPS most start from Oct. 2012.
I only feed them KZ CV (and of course fish poo also...), but with a lot of light (HQI 400W x 2 x 6 hours + T8 54W x 8 X 8 hours). Hope I answer your question.. Cheers...




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Gotta' love those stags!! Nice growth sequence shots shih87

For another cool stag tank from a few years ago you may want to look up Leonardo's Formosa Forest - I believe it was in the large tanks forum.
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Old 04/15/2014, 08:06 PM   #21
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That's exactly the look I love just branching everywhere can't wait to see in another few months do u have to constantly trim them ? Does flow become an issue?


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Old 04/16/2014, 12:13 AM   #22
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I'm drooling! Love the look.


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Old 04/16/2014, 07:32 PM   #23
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Gotta' love those stags!! Nice growth sequence shots shih87

For another cool stag tank from a few years ago you may want to look up Leonardo's Formosa Forest - I believe it was in the large tanks forum.
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That's exactly the look I love just branching everywhere can't wait to see in another few months do u have to constantly trim them ? Does flow become an issue?
I did not trim my stag-horns so far (except those out of water branches), but if time back to middle 2013, I might. Stag-horns grow pretty quick and fight with many other corals, so funny look when zoom-in these area . However, different stag-horns branching everywhere make overall look great and I think my fish love it.

This tank will turn down in next two months since house moving and I will build a slightly bigger tank (132 cm x 90 cm x 60 cm). Please advice if any suggestion how to place stag-horns and other corals.


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Old 04/17/2014, 12:18 PM   #24
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one of the nicest tanks I have seen Shih87!!!


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Old 04/17/2014, 07:34 PM   #25
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Looking amazing !!! Did u specifically seek out stag type corals too grow?? Do u have a tank thread I can look out!


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