☆☆ - Fall Grow-Out Contest - Blue Ghost Picture Entries - ☆☆

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Mid/Late-February update. We are missing a lot of pics (myself included). Let me know if I missed you.

 
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@Reefing102 @StatelineReefer @BranchingHammer

Month 4 update. Blue ghost is doing well, thinking about moving it up to the center of the tank to see if it likes the higher PAR (going from 150 to 250). My ruler is from the base of the growth as all 3 contest corals continue to encrust.

Nutrients, alk, ca, and mg are all elevated from last month, but everything seems to like it so I'm not concerned. New fish are doing great, and my $40 rescue lobo (bottom center right in the cave in the FTS) is recovering well.

I'm hosting the images on imgur now so they don't get autocompressed by the forum. Should be easier to see my ICP results.

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@Reefing102 @StatelineReefer @BranchingHammer

Month 3 update. Blue Ghost v1 (my OG frag) has fully recovered and is loving life (great PE). The v2/replacement frag finally gave up the ghost, I accidentally knocked it off its mount, and it never recovered. The encroaching PC rainbow attacked the v1 so I moved it next to the v2 frag. I'm pleasantly surprised to see I was able to bring my v1 frag back from the brink. As you can see in the pic, most of my SPS are growing like crazy (compare to pic in quote below).

I switched the lenses on my Radions to the high intensity version, then dialed down their intensity to get back to the same par. So far, I'm liking them since mine are mounted ~12" off the water so the 120 degree angle on the stock lenses doesn't really help me.

For my water this month, I've finally switched to full Moonshiners and stopped all water changes. Everything's doing well so far. Next batch of fish arrives this week, so we'll see how that goes for nutrient export.

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I’ll be posting my later. Unfortunately the group is thinning :disappointed-face:
 

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It is definitely thinning. I’m wondering if many who will be out if they miss this month have already lost theirs.
How many months can you miss until they are officially out? Was it 2?
 

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Technically they can get two non consecutive months and still be in. I’ve been lenient and allowing two consecutive months but many will be on third consecutive this month which will put them out.
 

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Yea I can understand being somewhat lenient to make it fair as long as they made an effort to post. Well I hope everyone else’s makes it.
 

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@Reefing102 @StatelineReefer @BranchingHammer

Month 4 update. Blue ghost is doing well, thinking about moving it up to the center of the tank to see if it likes the higher PAR (going from 150 to 250). My ruler is from the base of the growth as all 3 contest corals continue to encrust.

Nutrients, alk, ca, and mg are all elevated from last month, but everything seems to like it so I'm not concerned. New fish are doing great, and my $40 rescue lobo (bottom center right in the cave in the FTS) is recovering well.

I'm hosting the images on imgur now so they don't get autocompressed by the forum. Should be easier to see my ICP results.

b9ZMiVT.jpeg


733LEL7.jpeg


iXE42Wa.jpeg


YPczqxi.jpeg
Maybe mine need to move, im getting about 500 par for 4 hours a day on mine and its not happy. 350-400 rest of the day maybe I should move it down. Yours looks great!
 

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