a Wisconsin Reef... my raceway dream come true

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  1. Alpha Aquaculture

    Alpha Aquaculture Designer Clownfish Hatchery

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    Chea! Still a few eggs left today!!! I'm hoping they last a few more days but we'll see. Still trying to get the pics I took last night off my camera.
     

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    Alpha Aquaculture Designer Clownfish Hatchery

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    Alpha Aquaculture Designer Clownfish Hatchery

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    Totally just got slapped in the face with happiness. Awe struck! This pair just laid eggs for the first time today! Boom chica bow wow!


     
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    ^what type of clowns are those guys? My tank is cycling right now and I have intention on ordering a pair of clowns soon. Just can't make up my mind on which ones! I was thinking Onyx up until I saw these!
     
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    Alpha Aquaculture Designer Clownfish Hatchery

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    These are SA Fancy Snows. They are an exceptional pair and I'm very fortunate to have them. I actually have about 40 that look similar but of course every one is different. I've been photoing them all day and I should have them on my site in the next few days to week. I'll be doing a gigantic update, huuuuuge!
     
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    Any update on this chalice
     
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    Alpha Aquaculture Designer Clownfish Hatchery

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    Hey everyone! I've been MIA lately out partying, boating and having tons of fun! BUT BUT ... We have been grinding out here at the shop! Everything is going super great with the corals. And the clowns... We now have 12 egg laying pairs!!! Noticed a new sick pair laid eggs today and another female with her oviposter sticking out super far and she is super duper fat. Might get to 13 egg layers within the next few hours :) :) :)
     
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    awesome Kris. looking forward to seeing some updates. :)
     
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    Glad to hear the good news could you snap an update shot of that chalice on previous page would love to see how much it has grown I have a piece comin my way soon :tongue:
     
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    Alpha Aquaculture Designer Clownfish Hatchery

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    So these two have been laying off and on for the last 6 months but never any decent amount of eggs left. Usually they are gone the same day. Today I managed to catch some very interesting behavior on film. It seems the reason why she is not laying is the male. The incident is about a minute in if you don't care to watch the whole thing. Check it out!


    Alpha Corals LLC - SA-FancySnow-Pair-1.mpg
     
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    Wow, he's a little punk. My female would smack him.
     
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    Alpha Aquaculture Designer Clownfish Hatchery

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    Good news everyone! Just now I noticed they laid down a nice little nest of about 30 eggs, the most eggs the female has ever laid. Its interesting to me that she laid today when she was trying to lay last night. I was not expecting that. These two have been together now for around 14 months so they are totally bonded. I hope they don't continue to fight. They are a perfect match for each other and I'm not going to separate them so I guess we will see what happens. I haven't seen any fin damage or anything. I wonder if it was the males way of saying, "Wait! You're laying too early! Your eggs will be ready to lay tomorrow!"
     
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    Alpha Aquaculture Designer Clownfish Hatchery

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    Hahahahahaha! FIN BITER!!! He's just ****** he's gonna have to care for eggs 9 out of every 11 days for the rest of his life.
     
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    Check out the different colors of scales on this clown.

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    All of these scales are on the clownfish above

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    Also, I took some videos of some of my bluest clownfish I know everyone will enjoy...



    The first video is of one of my clownfish with blue streaks

    Alpha Corals LLC - Blue Streaks.mpg


    The second video is of my most blue pair, its tough to see in the video but the blue is the brightest blue I've seen and the bands are the widest bands of blue I've seen. Its pretty ironic I went to video them and they happened to be laying!!! This is the second clutch they have had so far. The eggs from the first clutch looked very healthy and were fertilized and lasted until we let them hatch in their tank. This is the first time I have ever videoed them and they happened to be laying! Enjoy!

    Alpha Corals LLC - Solid Blue.mpg
     
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    Check out this salt creep icicle. One of the biggest I've seen I just had to grab the camera.

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    This happened to be the first photo I took. The blue led from my Vitamix in the other room looks cool at the end of the icicle. I didn't plan for it.

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    Gotta work on those leaks one of these days lol
     
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    Alpha Aquaculture Designer Clownfish Hatchery

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    Sorry for such a long wait on a reply. I'm almost 99% certain I'm going to sell my entire chalice collection, all large colonies. That piece is one of the ones I will probably be offering. Its just so tough to let them go
     
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    Alpha Aquaculture Designer Clownfish Hatchery

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    Its been 6 months since my last post on my original thread! Well I never sold my chalice collection. Just couldn't do it. I do have some good news though. We just finished plumbing the second coral raceway (yea it took 2 years lol) but this plumbing design is going to be far superior to the original plumbing concept. I'm still at improving the raceway design for coral propagation. I will show off the new plumbing job very soon :)
     
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    Might as well update this situation. A few months ago they started laying down some huuuge nests :) I guess they worked out their problems. We have about 500 of their babies in grow out right now. Can't wait to see their patterns :)
     
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