Battlecorals Vivid's Rainbow Acropora - Contest Discussion Thread

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  1. NeverlosT

    NeverlosT SPS nut Build Thread Contributor

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    I am impressed by how a few of the corals look here, and not surprised by some having trouble. Rainbow Delight is one of the harder to color up I think.

    Keep up the good work!
     
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  2. domination2580

    domination2580 Reef-a-nator

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    Just did water change
     
  3. madweazl

    madweazl Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Still encrusting well and is starting to purple up but this is probably short lived as we're supposed to be closing on a house late next month. Hopefully everything makes the transition with little drama but I'll undoubtedly have some fairly severe setbacks.

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    PSXerholic Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Just posted an update.
    Doing OK so far for a 9weeks old SPS tank ;-)

    Noticed that since a week I'm turning up the Ca reactor which is a good indication that my tank is finally starting to take off and made a step further into maturity.

    March 15
    ~ 2mm (1/16") growth in overall vertical direction and good encrusting is going on at the base.
    PE started 2 weeks ago and hard to see on the picture, a bit of metallic shimmering purple is coming through the skin ;-)
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    Februar 15 - for comparison, fresh from Battlecorals, still slimy ;-)
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    MTBake Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Here's mine. Color is coming back after it bleached from too much light. Moved it back to my frag rack. I'll probably keep there for a while. 20180316_164201.jpg
     
  6. leahfiish

    leahfiish Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Mine is still not showing any growth. Barely encrusting the plug, even. o_O
    I know it's only been like 2 months but this is still slower than expected.
     
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    madweazl Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I havent check on vertical growth (minimal if any) but it has been encrusting pretty quickly. I'd suspect something amiss in regard to the water quality, flow, and/or lighting if the same isn't true for others.

    15 Jan
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    The same image posted a couple days ago from 15 Mar
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    If your encrusting at about the same pace, you're probably in good shape.
     
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    domination2580 Reef-a-nator

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    Hmm....mine is encrusting nicely but no pe. It also has 2 branch's forming off the side....hmm...interesting...Any ideas how to get pe?
     
  9. ksfulk

    ksfulk Grow sticks, grow!!! R2R Supporter Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Have you looked at it at night?? I have pretty high flow in my tank and throughout the day, most of my acros have very little polyp extension, at night however, they extend quite a bit. You can also try turning off your flow for 10-15 minutes and then checking your acros. Little to no water movement brings my polyps out right away. Ive read some anecdotal accounts of people who have ample 'food' available in their system having very little polyp extension as well, as the corals dont have to work to attain food - but Im not sure if thats accurate.
     
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    domination2580 Reef-a-nator

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    Will have to look at night
     
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    madweazl Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Nothing much new; continues to encrust but the coloration hasnt changed much nor has it grown vertically best I can tell. I may increase lighting intensity this weekend for giggles.

    28 Mar
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    3-month-mark.jpg
    here is my 3 month mark photo. little vertical, ore encrusting and coloring up a little bit. would have probably been further but had an issue with my ATO and it dulled out quite a bit.
     
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  13. bubbaque

    bubbaque Never enough SPS R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Just a reminder this is the last day of the month to post your pic!
     
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    leahfiish Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Mine is not growing much but starting to get some green
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    Nice looking frag you got here ;-)
     
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    domination2580 Reef-a-nator

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    Well .mines starting to rtn.... so tomorrow when I get off of work, we are gonna dip it with the new frags I have coming to try to save it.
     
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    I have always thought the SPS corals in my tank grow really slow :( after tagging along on this post,,, my tank looks to be about normal :)
     
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    PSXerholic Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Can't wait for my update on the upcoming weekend. The frag is doing really great. Nice PE and I see growth on all nibs.
    The Color it's developing is truly insane, I hope I can catch it in the picture.
    Purple, aquamarine/turquoise with a metallic shimmer on the skin......seems to be a really impressive coral ;-)
    Glad I joined you guys on this contest ;-)

    The frag is in about 450-500Par from what I measured.
    Recent water parameter are in my built thread here:
    https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/a...-up-within-a-week.339591/page-23#post-4618050

    -Andre
     
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  19. PSXerholic

    PSXerholic Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    April 14 8 weeks after receipt in a now 3 months old SPS system, the Andre way!
    Not much to say, but that's just me ;)
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    And here the history.
    March 15
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    Februar 15 - for comparison, fresh from Battlecorals, still slimy ;-)
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  20. bubbaque

    bubbaque Never enough SPS R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I believe you are the only one to receive a fresh cut. Do you think this has helped with the growth? Kind of like when a coral is stalled on growth and you cut a branch it will sometimes get it to start growing.
     
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