CTARS Rainbow Hornet GROWOUT OFFICIAL page (2017)

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  1. sassAwrasse

    sassAwrasse Well-Known Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    1. Must post a clear picture of frag by the 15th of each month until the contest ends. Picture must have open polyps to show that it is the rainbow hornet frag.

    2. You must state your polyp count when putting up your monthly post.

    3. Your first picture post of your frag must also show us a full tank shot and answer the following questions (so 1 pic of your frag and 1 pic of your tank):

    · What size is your tank?

    · Sump – yes or no?

    · Refugium - yes or no?

    · Lighting? T5, LED, Metal Halide, or what type of hybrid

    · Skimmer – yes or no?

    · Water changes – yes or no? how often?

    · How many fish do you have?

    · Do you specifically feed your coral?



    4. If you miss posting a picture for the month, you are disqualified. We are asking for a total of 6 pictures (2 for the first post, and 1 a month until the contest ends) so it is not a lot to do to win an AWESOME frag pack.

    5. Winners will be required to a do small write-up on their tank and their techniques (did you feed, what did you feed, lighting cycles, water changes, etc..anything that may have had an effect on your success).

    6. 2 Winners – Grand prize winner will receive a $200 frag pack. 2nd place will receive a $100 frag pack.



    Feel free to post more than 1 picture however the official picture is the pic posted on the 15th.

    Have fun and stay REEFY!
     

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  2. tgionet

    tgionet Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    Deep blue 57 with sump, 50 gallons total volume.
    No refugium.
    Kessil AP700 with 2 bulb t5 retrofit. Blue plus and coral plus bulbs
    Reef Octopus 152 skimmer
    10-15% water changes weekly. Probably.
    3 fish, 2 clowns and a foxface. Have a Midas blenny, royal gramma, and flasher wrasse in qt currently
    Feed corals heavily. Mikes phyto, oyster feast, kz coral vitalizer, amino acids, coral booster, sponge power, pohl's xtra special. All at manufacturers recommended dosage.
    Dose 3.5ml nopox daily
    Nitrates run ~.25 and phosphate .02-.03
    8.5dkh
    430ca
    1400mg
     
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  3. greenhorn reefer

    greenhorn reefer Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    Two polyps. I have them in my old coral qt which has recently been converted into a nano. It's a Fluval 13.5 with LEDs. I will be getting the skimmer soon but right now it just gets 3.5-5g water changes. There is only one fish in there somewhere, a green clown goby. There's only one hermit too. If I left anything out let me know and I'll make the amendments.
     
  4. JerSaint

    JerSaint Well-Known Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    One polyp here. Grow baby grow! For now it is in my frag tank but may switch over to my display based on growth in the next few weeks.
    Frag tank is 34G Deep Blue all in one. I have a Tunze 9001 skimmer that runs about 50% of the time. For lighting I have two black box LEDs and 2 t5ho retro fit in a custom hood. Water changes....sometimes but not frequent. Ato with kalk. A pair of clowns and a yellow eye kole tang and some cleanup crew. If I switch to the display tank I will post details. I took my polyp off the frag plug and transferred to a 4" x 4" tile. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. tgionet

    tgionet Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    2 polyps. Derp.
     
  6. AquaMama13

    AquaMama13 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    Bump
     
  7. pboutin

    pboutin Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    It's only the 5th! I want to wait until I have some growth closer to the 15th. :p;Smuggrin
     
  8. Semperfi58

    Semperfi58 Member CTARS Member

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    2 polyps
    90 Gallon Tank, 40 gallon frag tank and 40g sump
    sump in the basement
    No refugium
    ReefBreeder Led with T5 supplements
    20g water changes every 2 weeks
    11 fish
    I don't target feed my corals



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  9. AquaMama13

    AquaMama13 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    That's fine, I just wanted to bump the thread so it doesn't get lost
     
  10. sassAwrasse

    sassAwrasse Well-Known Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    Those chromis are beasts!!
     
  11. captc07

    captc07 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    This is your baseline post...best not to show growth.
     
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    pboutin Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    Well then where's everyone's posts?
     
  13. captc07

    captc07 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    That sir is a great question. People are procrastinating.
     
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  14. sassAwrasse

    sassAwrasse Well-Known Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    In true CTARS fashion, most posts will come in on 5/14... Lol. ;-)
     
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    Vaiodude Well-Known Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    Yup..including the president's...LOL
     
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  16. AquaMama13

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    We still have 2 frags for people to pick up. Please contact us, or you will be disqualified
     
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  17. ReefWeeds

    ReefWeeds Zoa painter and coral hoarder R2R Supporter CTARS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Following along! @sassAwrasse is right - I'll probably post on the 14th :) vinal was holding for me and got them today! Woooo!
     
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    Polyp Count = 2

    · What size is your tank?
    60g cube
    · Sump – yes or no?
    yes
    · Refugium - yes or no?
    no
    · Lighting? T5, LED, Metal Halide, or what type of hybrid
    LED
    · Skimmer – yes or no?
    yes
    · Water changes – yes or no? how often?
    9g every 2-3 weeks
    · How many fish do you have?
    5
    · Do you specifically feed your coral?
    no
     
  19. tgionet

    tgionet Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    What will happen to people who wait to the 14th to post but wind up having 3+ polyps by then?
     
  20. Angel Lee

    Angel Lee Member CTARS Member

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    I just got mine last week.

    1 Polyp

    36 Gallon Tank

    10 Gallon Sump with refugium and skimmer

    Kessil A350W

    Water changes maybe once a month

    4 fish

    Feed corals a mix of live phyto, reef roids, & reef chili

    front tank shot.jpg

    grow out zoa.jpg
     
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