Official Picture Entry Thread for BC Bonfire Grow-Out Contest

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November entry. Growing sideways and taller. Encrusting still. I had to take it from a different angle with the ruler. So....... Close ups and a ruler shot

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That's some solid growth my good man!! I know early on some of us had given system details and I could try to search for it, but I'll just ask: what ya running?
 

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That's some solid growth my good man!! I know early on some of us had given system details and I could try to search for it, but I'll just ask: what ya running?
Lighting???? I'm running two Mitras lx7and two Mitras lightbars. One deep actinic, one actinic. And I'm running them high. I don't believe in PAR readings on LED's but if I had to guess I'd say it was about 500- 600 at the surface.
I run 4 mp 40's for flow with a various 8 return pump. All on a pretty high setting. I have a lot of flow. Tank is a 150g tall
 

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Urine AND blood????? How about a water sample instead? Maybe a lighting schedule too?
I don't want to be disqualified.
Okay okay.

I'll settle for:
ALK
NO3
PO4

For now.
 

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Okay okay.

I'll settle for:
ALK
NO3
PO4

For now.
I try to keep all between 7.0 and 7.5.
Nitrate was at 0 but I have raised it up to 2
Phosphate I've been around .1 -.2 but I'm getting that down SLOWLY with GFO. I had bad bubble algae but bought 4 emerald crabs that knocked it down to almost nothing. Which in turn gave GHA more to feed on. I just cleaned most of that out and I'm getting phosphate down.
Full tank shot.
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Oh now your just rubbing it in as you know I can't get any PE.
Have you tried Viagra in that tank???

That's was a no name coral I got from fraghouse corals about a year ago. It's just a hairy acro. I can frag you a piece. Just pay the shipping and it's yours. If you don't get PE with this one you have a problem.
 

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Have you tried Viagra in that tank???

That's was a no name coral I got from fraghouse corals about a year ago. It's just a hairy acro. I can frag you a piece. Just pay the shipping and it's yours. If you don't get PE with this one you have a problem.
Double dose of the blue pill and here is pretty much the best I get these days... Bill Murray

 

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Double dose of the blue pill and here is pretty much the best I get these days... Bill Murray

That is PE. Pretty good PE at that. Don't go by all the pics out there. They're all super close up pics with expensive cameras. Not all acros are going to be super hairy.
 

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another good month of growth...the new branch is now bigger than the original two
I'm really loving how different this coral looks in everyone's tanks! Mine is kind of a suffused gold with green edges, though it has been gaining more orange lately so maybe that will change.
 

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