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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    Looking good.

    Today and tomorrow are the last days to get your photos in to stay active in the contest!!
     
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    juliomexico13 Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    20170514_090729.jpg 20170514_090757.jpg What size is your tank? 25gal custume build

    · Sump – yes or no? Yes

    · Refugium - yes or no? Cheato in back of display

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

    · Skimmer – yes or no? Yes

    · Water changes – yes or no? how often? 2 gal 2xmonth

    · How many fish do you have? Six line, damsel

    · Do you specifically feed your coral? When i remember coral frenzy

    2 polyps
    Alk 8.2
    Cal 400
    Mag- low, havent supplement
    Dose randy's 2 part


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  3. sassAwrasse

    sassAwrasse Well-Known Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    Starting with 1 polyp.

    What size is your tank?
    80g deep blue rimless


    · Sump – yes
    Custom sump built with same specs as Ruby36


    · Refugium -
    Chaeto with Reef Breeders PAR38 bulb


    · Lighting? 8 bulb T5 tek fixture with 2 48" rapid LED blue strips on either side

    · Skimmer – Reef Octopus

    · Water changes – yes.
    As of late, every week..but normally once or twice a month


    · How many fish do you have?
    1 lonely blue eyed cardinal


    · Do you specifically feed your coral?
    Yes. We have reef roids, coral frenzy, fauna marin products, and they also get some of frozen food we feed the fish. No special regimen though.

    Sorry for the crappy pics but my lense is cracked on the cell phone. 20170514_173719.jpg 20170514_173737_HDR.jpg

     
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  4. paul spinn

    paul spinn Member CTARS Member

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    i have a 125 gallon 6ft ....i have a 35 gallon sump..no refugium....i have 2 16in ocean revive led lights n 1 16in sb reef led on the tank..no...i do 25 gallons of water change aweek......3 tangs..1 six line wrasse..2 green chromis...1 sand sifting goby..i do spot feed reef roids n a agcor food...i started with 2 polyps

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  5. Countrybob

    Countrybob Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    So heres my pic. This is my 40 gallon frag tank with crappy t5 lighting. I have what looks to be two polps however one of the nubs has never opened. This is tied into a 300 gallon system which supports my 150 gallon main display. I have also attached a pic of the frag tank that it will be moved to this week. I need to do a total tear down of the 40 gallon and start from scratch with a new frag tank and I am considering a 150 or 250 mh light. It will update next month. Good luck everyone :eek:) I have no clue why the pics turn sideways when I uploaded them. tank1.JPG tank 2.JPG tank 3.JPG
     
  6. Countrybob

    Countrybob Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    Okay here we go again LoL. I figured out the pic issue. 40 Gallon breeder tied into 300 gallon system. 65 gallon sump. No refugium. Crappy T-5 single bulb (for now). Skimmed. Water changes very rarely. There are two fish in this frag tank but there are 6 more in my main display. I do not feed my corals. I have what looks to be 2 polyps. one has somewhat opened and the other has yet to open. I will be doing an overhaul on the frag tank. Next months photo will show the new set up with hopefully new lighting. Good luck !!! tank1.JPG tank 3.JPG tank 2.JPG polyp 2.JPG
     
  7. JerSaint

    JerSaint Well-Known Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    May 15th Update:
    Started with 1 polyp now I have 2 with a third starting to show(I think).[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. Vaiodude

    Vaiodude Well-Known Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    Here is my May update:

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    1 polyp and a baby

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    Full tank shot

    90 gallon RR

    34 Trigger emerald sump

    Small refugium in the sump with Cheato

    ATI 6 bulb T5 with 2 true lumen LED supplements

    Coral box d500 skimmer

    Water changes every 3-7 days

    Around 13 fish

    Feed the corals with reef Frenzy and phyto. Spot feed every few days with pumps off.
     
  9. SteelerMike

    SteelerMike Well-Known Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    Polyps: Looks like 3 with a baby forming
    Tank size 125
    sump? Yes tied into basement sump 55g with a 40g frag tank
    Refugium?
    Lighting: 60" 8 bulb ATI Sunpower
    Skimmer: yes (soon to be transferred over to the 1 I won!)
    Water changes: once per month
    Fish: 9
    I don't specifically feed my corals
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    I've been having all kinds of issues with my tank (especially sps) and so put the frag in and kind of forgot about it. It's apparently growing well so at least something is going right....losing most of my SPS :(
     
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    2 and 2 babies
     
  11. sassAwrasse

    sassAwrasse Well-Known Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    Sounds like a lot of people of had Alot of polyps Sprout since we passed out the frags.. Keep the pics coming.. And don't forget today is the last day to post your initial polyp shot and full tank shot with your description in order to be qualified for the contest
     
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    RobgCT Member CTARS Member

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    So just so I'm clear... the first post with the pics and questionnaire is all we need for this month correct?
     
  13. RobgCT

    RobgCT Member CTARS Member

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    I think this answered my question. Wasn't there while I was typing. Lol
     
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  14. Blitzie

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    Just got the tank up and running smoothly after the schroom invasion so its still pretty bare

    Number of Polyps: 2 and maybe a baby

    What size is your tank? - 150

    · Sump – yes or no? - Yes

    · Refugium - yes or no? - Yes

    · Lighting? 3 Radions

    · Skimmer – yes or no? - Yes Lifereef

    · Water changes – yes or no? how often? - Yes, 1.5-2 Gallons a day
    · How many fish do you have? - 10

    · Do you specifically feed your coral? No,




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  15. Skydvr

    Skydvr Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    Barely making it. Embarrassed to show my tank at the moment so I've been putting it off. I had a bit of an accident. I am transitioning to a larger tank an thought the system was settled in and stable. I was feeding heavily and monitoring parameters for the better part of a week and was seeing no detectable NH3/4, No3, or NO2. I backed off on the feeding to normal levels and eased up on the testing, which turned out to be a bad idea. I ended up getting an ammonia spike much later than I expected, when I had a lot of other stuff going on of course, and the corals suffered.

    · What size is your tank?
    About 2.4 gallons. I rebuilt and modified a deep blue 5 Betta tank to be an all in two. The sump sits behind the tank, which has an almost coast to coast overflow.

    · Sump?
    Yes, brings total volume to about 4.7 gallons.

    · Refugium?
    Yes. Split one half to a Jubert style plenum, the other half is a couple inches of miricle mud. Need to order some live sand from the gulf to add organisms and sand to the display.

    · Lighting?
    LED, Coral Box Moon plus. Need to write an app for it because it is barely functional on an iPad.

    · Skimmer?
    No

    · Water changes?
    Typically weekly, currently twice a week until I get things stable and happy again.

    · How many fish do you have?
    None

    · Do you specifically feed your coral?
    Yes. I culture phyto and feed a few different frozen foods, Reef Frenzy nano, OVA, ATM 2.0 microplankton, oyster eggs, and cyclopods.



    They are not open at the moment, but I'm starting to get a third polyp.
    I'll have to break out the camera and tripod this week and try to get some better pictures, or at least find my gels and do something to correct the color ballance.


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  16. Skydvr

    Skydvr Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    Did everybody make it?
     
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    pboutin Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    I think we lost a few...
     
  18. kgstei

    kgstei Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    I'm done
    I lost mine the first day when putting the frag in my tank. I knocked them off and watched them fly into oblivion. I sent out a search party but alas I now officially declare them lost at sea, a moment of silence please.
     
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  19. sassAwrasse

    sassAwrasse Well-Known Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    I'm sure the club members will habe plenty to spare after the contest is done.
     
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    kgstei Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    The good thing is during my search for the FlyAway zoa's I found some clove polyps that I lost six months ago so who knows maybe in 6 months I'll find some zoa polyps
     
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