Battlecorals Vivid's Rainbow Acropora - Contest Discussion Thread

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  1. bubbaque

    bubbaque Valuable Member

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    I was going to mount mine horizontally but Adam told me it's to probably not as it has been encrusting already in the vertical position.
     

  2. bubbaque

    bubbaque Valuable Member

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    Has anyone had theirs die or look like it's on deaths door?
     
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    Bouncingsoul39 Well-Known Member

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    The original colony at Vivid was under a 1000 watt metal halide. It's almost impossible to give this coral too much light. Though it will bleach or brown out if you look at it the wrong way.
     
  4. MTBake

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    Mine looks ok so far. Placed it on my frag rack and haven't touched it since. I'm planning on posting an end of the month pic after work today.
     
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    This is mine as of today. Kinda hard to get a good pic with my phone. Color is kinda washed out in the pic but pretty close. It's encrusted the super glue a little since I've gotten it.
     
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    It's pretty early in the game and I wouldn't want to admit it if I did, I'd keep posting the same picture a few months in a row lol.

    I honestly thought at least half would either die or quit after the first couple months just based on previous contests, not that I don't have faith in my fellow reefers ;)
     
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    Scheduled to receive mine today.
     
  8. bubbaque

    bubbaque Valuable Member

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    I agree, I just remember in the other growout, one or two died early on, so I was curious if it happened to anyone as there are way more people in the contest this time.
     
  9. MTBake

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    Has everyone received their frag?
     
  10. newbreefer316

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    Just got my replacement pack today, everything was happy and got my initial post entered in the other thread.
     
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    newbreefer316 Well-Known Member

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    Crimsonvice Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Nice rack... I mean pack.
     
  13. Nola Bear

    Nola Bear Member Tampa Bay Reef Keepers

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    Still waiting on mine. Should be tomorrow:)
     
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    Mine will be tomorrow.
     
  15. joesaf

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    Yes when I first bought this frag it was a brown turd with too little light until I moved it here. Where the corallites right away turned purple and started encrusting like crazy but the base is still brownish with shades of red and white with a green sheen under actinic. Has so much potential.

    Vivid, however as a pretty deep tank (800g). I thought Dave has been using radions since the G2s? Not sure how long ago he made this breed of Acro into a designer coral.
     
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    Nola Bear Member Tampa Bay Reef Keepers

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    Woot woot! Frag en route!;Singing
     
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    Nola Bear Member Tampa Bay Reef Keepers

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    Yeah buddy!
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    leahfiish Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    If I can make time for it tonight I'm gonna go through and see how many entries we have so far and what still needs to be shipped, etc.
     
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    Missing those days of waiting for my battle box.

    By the way never dipped my BC’s.
     
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    Will get to me in 2 days :(
     
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