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Old 09/18/2013, 06:35 PM   #101
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are those monster raised to that size from captivity and start from smaller sizes? if so, how much time to reached those size in the tank?
if you are talking to me, I bought them as frags, it took about a year and a half to grow them to the size ( the colt was bigger then two soccer balls, I fragged it down though )


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Old 10/09/2013, 11:23 PM   #102
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Old 10/11/2013, 05:19 PM   #103
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It's an S.gigantea. The clowns are the only fish I have ever owned that I ever named. Fred and Ethel have been with me for 5 years.
That name put a song in my head again, thank you very much!!!!

(Witness):
Yeah, I did. I's just in here gettin my car checked, he just appeared
out of the traffic. Come streakin' around the grease rack there, didn't
have nothin' on but a smile.

I looked in there, and Ethel was gettin'
her a cold drink.

I hollered, "Don't look, Ethel!" But it was too late. She'd already been mooned. Flashed her right there in front of
the shock absorbers.


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Old 10/11/2013, 05:39 PM   #104
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One observation I noticed about the growth of my Elegance, Golden Leather, and Kenya Tree is that the dirtier the water was, the larger they grew. Same thing happened with a dark orange or brown Zoa colony I had. One day when I had my 100 gallon up and running my skimmer pump died. I put off buying another one and over the course of a month or two I noticed a rather large increase on those corals in growth. In fact, I thought I was losing my Elegance (started with 4 cups/mouths, slowly shrank down to 2), but then after that it grew back to about 6 overall disks/mouths.

Sometimes I feel these corals types are better suited for people, like me, who are a bit more lazy in tanking care of their tanks. I'm pretty bad.


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Old 10/13/2013, 11:28 AM   #105
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Wow dilly has a bonsai thing going on there.


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Old 10/16/2013, 10:48 AM   #106
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Awesome corals! I really like that sinularia forest! Anyone with lots of photosynthetic gorgonians?
Crappy camera, had to use the flash but here is my 215 and some of my gorgonians. The biggest is approx. 22" high and was grown from a small frag.
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Old 10/16/2013, 11:05 AM   #107
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These are so beautiful! I don't feel ready to post mine yet so I will just say my profile picture is getting there Eventually I hope to have the whole thing grown in with leathers, palys, zoas, xenia etc and just a little LPS and SPS. It is a 65 gallon. I rarely change the water now and my softies and algae seem to suck up the nutrients. I am growing xenia on the back wall, it is the big yellow ball in the middle. I have T5s and compact flouros to grow the xenia and chaeto in the back. I actually really like the combination of the blue and yellow/white light. I will post a real pic and not just my avatar when it is more grown in. I LOVE soft and lps tanks. Nice eye candy everyone!


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Old 10/16/2013, 12:07 PM   #108
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Crappy camera, had to use the flash but here is my 215 and some of my gorgonians. The biggest is approx. 22" high and was grown from a small frag.
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That image has a lot of good color mixture there. Really nice tank and photo.


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Old 10/16/2013, 02:26 PM   #109
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Wow that gorgonian looks awesome and huge!


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Old 10/18/2013, 05:06 PM   #110
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heres some of my nepthea colony

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Old 10/26/2013, 07:32 AM   #111
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that nepthea has really nice color best one iv ever seen good one to have a large colony of


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Old 10/26/2013, 09:44 AM   #112
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yea this has taken over my whole tank.....lol....


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Old 10/29/2013, 05:38 AM   #113
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Old 10/29/2013, 05:40 AM   #114
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Old 12/26/2013, 07:26 PM   #115
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Here is my toadstool when I first got it in 2010



Here it is today... Not quite fully extended but you get the idea.


Here is a Kenya that popped up about a year later. It got about twice this big then closed up for a month. I cut it off at the base and it grew right back.



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Old 12/26/2013, 09:20 PM   #116
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I have only had this since August.


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Old 12/28/2013, 07:59 AM   #117
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So jealous over these soft coral colonies !


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Old 12/29/2013, 10:08 AM   #118
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Wow I never thought softie tanks could look so nice good work. I have only 2 softies in my tank so many of them are evasive I worry about putting them in my display.


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Old 12/29/2013, 11:40 AM   #119
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I have only had this since August.
Those grow so fast, don't they? If that is a leather, I ordered a Golden Leather a few months back. They shipped it on a 3 or 4" abalone shell and the frag was maybe the size of a quarter at best. Now it is pushing 6" across the top, and a few inches tall with girth to match.

I didn't know they attach to rocks. I should move mine off the sand bed.


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Old 01/04/2014, 04:21 PM   #120
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About 3/4 or my Heliopora:

and a little wider pic of the soft end of my 28" tall tank:

People say Xenia don't pulse in high flow, mine are blasted by a magnum koralia and still pulse quite well.


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Old 01/05/2014, 04:52 PM   #121
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Such nice looking corals


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Old 01/05/2014, 06:28 PM   #122
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is this a finger leather or devils hand.............................. looks real nice.
How big is it.


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Old 01/10/2014, 01:59 PM   #123
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holy softy's


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Please keep this awesome thread going!


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Old 04/14/2015, 08:29 AM   #125
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I think Nanook has the biggest toadstool. Its the size of my 60 gallon cube.


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