Battlecorals Vivid's Rainbow Acropora - Contest Discussion Thread

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  1. newbreefer316

    newbreefer316 Well-Known Member

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    Pictures due by last day of the month even if it hasn't been 30 days yet??? I'm assuming so but just wanted to check.
     

  2. MTBake

    MTBake Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    That's my assumption as well. I posted the end of January pic about 20 days after I received my frag.
     
  3. RUNVS

    RUNVS Active Member

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    I think as long as you post a picture once a month you are fine the important picture will be the final picture and that you will probably want to take as close to the end as possible.
     
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    madweazl Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I'm in the same boat and would just like to participate for giggles to see how mine does along with everyone else's. I'll stay out of the main picture thread.

    2 Jan
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    I may have one with an earlier measurement; I'll check the memory card.

    Parameters as of 19 Feb but what I typically maintain:

    Alk 7.7 dKh
    Ca 405
    Mg 1320
    NO3 .5
    PO4 .046
    Salinity 35ppt
    Max PAR 297 (Apogee MQ500 with full spectrum sensor) over this coral
    Two Kessil A360WE (60% color/75% intensity) and two 54w T5s (ATI Blue+)
    12 hour photoperiod; Kessil ramp from 0% to 75% over six hours and back down (10am - 10pm). Color ramps from 0% to 60% over two hours (10am - 12pm) and then back down from 8pm-10pm. T5s are on for eight hours (12pm - 8pm).
     
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  5. MTBake

    MTBake Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Looks real good! I have 2 questions, if you don't mind...

    1) What lighting do you use?

    And...

    2) How did you go from green algae coated rocks to nice looking rocks in 17 days? I've never really had this issue but thought others might want to know...
     
  6. madweazl

    madweazl Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I run two Kessil A360WEs and two 54w T5s (Blue+) over a standard 75g. The original rock that was in that spot had cyphastrea that was beginning to take over so I removed it and added two new pieces of dry rock to replace it. Just natural cycle.

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  7. SaltySteve

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    Here's mine, has been encrusting and starting to color up. I don't test for anything (probably stupid), but I have a low bio load and change water once a week (10%). Under a Kessil a360WE.
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  8. Caravanshaka

    Caravanshaka Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Finally got the par meter out....turns out my radiums are really punching through. Pendants are 14” off the water and the vivid rainbow is about 8” down....but still in 500-520 par!

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  9. leahfiish

    leahfiish Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Glad to see all the February pictures everyone has posted so far! Lots of encrusting and some colors coming out!
     
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    Mines slowly encrusting and colors have come out nicely.... still some to go but you can see the difference in the tips compared to the base
     
  11. Battlecorals

    Battlecorals Aquaculturist R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Looks like they are starting to come around for you guys. Just a matter of time before some decent color shows through id bet
     
  12. PSXerholic

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    Guess so. What PAR do you recommend for this beauty ?
    From experience speaking.

    -Andre
     
  13. MTBake

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    20180226_182509.jpg 20180226_182559.jpg I'm starting to think I have mine in too much light. Might need to move to a new spot. The tip is looking pretty pale.

    Edited to include pics.
     
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  14. leahfiish

    leahfiish Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I can't find my ruler!
     
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    domination2580 Reef-a-nator

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    Yeah... I'm not finding my tape measure either
     
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    leahfiish Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Got it!
    Feb 28 2018
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  17. leahfiish

    leahfiish Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Comparing to my picture from last month, it doesn't look like I have any vertical growth at all. There is a small bit of encrusting, but it's barely noticeable. This is pretty much what I expected. I upgraded (and did a 100% water change) and a few weeks ago and my nitrate and phosphate are already high. And my tank is struggling with bryopsis right now. I think the garf bonsai that was sent with this frag didn't make it through all of this. I just started a fluconazole treatment today.
     
  18. domination2580

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    Ok so I noticed today some tissue has come off the tip of mine....alk and cal has been stable....would it be to much light? It's on a 55 gallon with sbreefs...it looks like a bald spot on the side of the tip...
     
  19. domination2580

    domination2580 Reef-a-nator

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    Here's a pic 20180303_155117.jpg
     
  20. MTBake

    MTBake Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    I have the same thing going on with mine. I moved it into the rock work in early February. The encrusting stalled and the coloration started going pale. My frag was lighter in color on the side that was getting hit by my Kessils compared to the shaded side. That indicated too much light to me so I moved it back to my frag rack a few hours ago. I also turned my Kessils down from 60% intensity to 45%. I also have 2x39w t5s as well.

    Edit: just saw your pic. Not quite the same thing I have going on. Mines just pale.
     
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