Chalice Show-Off Thread!!!

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  1. 143gadgets

    143gadgets Mr. Meticulous R2R Supporter CAMS Member

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    I have found a new addiction! Chalices! Post pics of what u have!!! I don't have much now, but hope to have a lot more in a few days. I would love to see all of yours.

    Please post your lighting setups and bulb selections as well.
     
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    I will post mine in about two weeks or so. I have about 15-20 different ones. Welcome to the addiction... your tank will soon be overwhelmed with them... haha

    here is a little teaser though;

    Tyree Pink Lemonade Echino
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    ATL Blood Red, (red, purple, and yellow with orange eyes)
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    Tyree Pink Watermelon
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    JNS Grape Watermelon
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    Hybrid Watermelon
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    Rainbow Echino
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    Jimmy Orange Sherbet
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    Also off the top of my head I have;
    4-color Echino
    Rasta Echino
    Tyree Aspera Echino
    and about 8 more unnamed unique pieces!


    PS I AM ALWAYS OPEN FOR TRADES WITH OTHER UNIQUE AND BRIGHTLY COLORED ****** ECHINOS
     
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    surfn I bleed orange and maroon

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    mummy eye

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    aspera

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    tyree pink watermelon....i've killed it almost 2 times...

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    143gadgets Mr. Meticulous R2R Supporter CAMS Member

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    SWEEET!!!! I love them all!!! Thanks for posting!
     
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    surfn I bleed orange and maroon

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    this crazy colored orange/pink chalice that has no name

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    got stung by a nearby favia...and turned blue.

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    the frag came from this colony

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    surfn I bleed orange and maroon

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    grape watermelon chalice

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    came from this colony

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    Hey Al, does that guy wanna sell or trade any of his frags?
     
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    surfn I bleed orange and maroon

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    then some sort of alien eye

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    came from this colony

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    surfn I bleed orange and maroon

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    he already sold most of his colonies/frags last week as he's getting out of the hobby for a while (no trades obviously).

    i imagine you'll see a few of his colonies pop up here on CZ...as i know a few members that bought them. ;)
     
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    143gadgets Mr. Meticulous R2R Supporter CAMS Member

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    A "few" members!

    Who else got them! Names. I need names!
     
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    143gadgets Mr. Meticulous R2R Supporter CAMS Member

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    Hey Patedship,

    What lighting are u running?
     
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    surfn I bleed orange and maroon

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    well, got frags at least. i know a local got the alien eye colony. i'm not sure who got the orange/pink chalice colony. i would hope a local did. most of the watermelons went to one person...on CZ....cough... ;)

    the red watermelon colon is still for sale if you don't mind taking out a small loan...lol
     
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    surfn I bleed orange and maroon

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    oh yeah, as far as his lighting went. it was a 90g oceanic. with 2x250w phoenix 14k's ran on HQI ballasts. then also 4 T5's, 2 were geisman actinic plus bulbs (450nm), and 2 were geisman pure actinic bulbs (420nm).

    IMO, the key to getting these pink/red combo chalices to color up is that 450nm actinic bulb. that bulb makes reds and pinks *POP*.


    i'm currently running a 250w radium on HQI. but i plan to switch to an icecap ballast as the HQI is just too strong for my tank. i'm also planning on picking up some T5 geisman actinic plus bulbs (450nm) when i get the chance. hopefully that will get my chalices to color up more.
     
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    143gadgets Mr. Meticulous R2R Supporter CAMS Member

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    WOW!!! Someone must be very happy.

    Thanks for the info. I should have my Tek fixture today and a bunch of bulbs to try out. I'll have to order some of those 450nm bulbs.
     
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    Great thread Chris. Surfn, Patedship beautiful stuff

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    This is what a chalice looks like after a tank crash.
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    A local suffered a tank crash (probably induced by a pH drop from his calcium reactor). This is one of the few corals that "survived" that I'm holding for him. It looked like complete sh*!. I couldn't even make out any eye spots for the first two weeks it was in my tank. It's starting to grow on me, and I'm looking forward to seeing it color up again.
     
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    143gadgets Mr. Meticulous R2R Supporter CAMS Member

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    Thanks! This chalice is beautiful!!!
     
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    143gadgets Mr. Meticulous R2R Supporter CAMS Member

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    This is gonna be a sweet thread guys! Keep-'em coming!
     
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    Im running USHIO 20k 250w DE and 4 24w t-5 actinics.
     
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