Official Picture Entry Thread for BC Bonfire Grow-Out Contest

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Sorry about posting my BC Bonfire entry late y’all, but a family loss caused me to leave town for a few days, but here’s where I placed the corals when I received them on Wednesday 4/14 and I am placing them back in the same place in my frag tank but on 3 x 3 tiles. Let me know if I am disqualified. Here are the before and after shots with my entry submission if allowed to play . Thank you
 

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Sorry about posting my BC Bonfire entry late y’all, but a family loss caused me to leave town for a few days, but here’s where I placed the corals when I received them on Wednesday 4/14 and I am placing them back in the same place in my frag tank but on 3 x 3 tiles. Let me know if I am disqualified. Here are the before and after shots with my entry submission if allowed to play . Thank you
You are excused from disqualification for extreme circumstances. I’m very sorry for your loss. Thank you for taking the time to reply to this thread during such a hard time. I wish you and you’re family nothing but the best during the coming weeks.
 

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You are excused from disqualification for extreme circumstances. I’m very sorry for your loss. Thank you for taking the time to reply to this thread during such a hard time. I wish you and you’re family nothing but the best during the coming weeks.
Thank you very much Brother
 

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All excited and....
Well not good.
Mine came a day late and the box was wet.
No water in the bag inside the styrofoam box.
This is why I have never ordered online.
Its in my frag system now but it does not look good.
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Wow! I sent Adam a message with pics and he is sending me a replacement next week.
I will update with a new pic when it gets here.
I will be getting a battle box in the future from Adam.
 

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My bags were a little cool as well as there was no heat pack. It was warm on this coast that particular week so it was nothing extreme. I sumped the bags for a few hours until the light period was lowering and then released them.

I DO NOT DIP the same day. I wait a few days until they settled a little. KCl is my dip.
 

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My bags were a little cool as well as there was no heat pack. It was warm on this coast that particular week so it was nothing extreme. I sumped the bags for a few hours until the light period was lowering and then released them.

I DO NOT DIP the same day. I wait a few days until they settled a little. KCl is my dip.
I find cooler water always is better than warn water for corals.

I didn't notice any temperature difference in my bags. Everything was very well packed. It was double bagged and then all of the bags were in a third bag. Best shipping I have seen. I agree with both of you and I too wait a couple of days to dip my frags as long as they pass a thorough visual inspection under magnification.
 

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My bags were a little cool when they arrived up here in MT as well. However, as Scdell said, a little cool is fine. I think the key is a long, slow temp acclimation. Only time I ever had an issue, was when frags came in around 50f and I rushed the acclimation.
Honestly, @Battlecorals packaging was the best I've seen yet.
 

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You guys dip your corals????
LOL just kidding. Mine was a bit cold also but temp acclimated it for quite a bit since I forgot about it. Colder water temp is better than warmer IMO. lost lots of acro frags when water temp was a bit high. Also I have not dipped yet since it is in QT right now. The pic I took was in main display for a few minutes then off it went to QT with the rest of the frags.
Send Adam @Battlecorals a message I'm sure he will take care of you. He's a great guy and dealt with him number of times already
 
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