Official Picture Entry Thread for BC Bonfire Grow-Out Contest

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June submission. Bigger in every way… new branches starting also.

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Here is my June '21 entry. Definitely seeing some vertical growth and some encrusting going on. Nutrients bottomed out on me, so you'll see a little residual dinos, but thankfully alk was stable the whole time as I raised them back up. Everything is moving forward and upwards. Pretty crazy coraline algae coverage on that disc in only a short couple months...just saying...
 

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When I weigh my recent frag tank developments, I am not so certain I will (again) crush all hopes in this month of the competition. Lets list my current excuses:

a) I rehomed 2 fish that reliably delivered a ton of fish poo daily. 16 inches of fish. Almost that much in poo/day. Priceless.
b) CaRx broke. Alright, I broke it. I blame a faulty regulator.
c) Rusty 2-Part dosing discipline post CaRx explosion. Recent range 6.9 to 9.3.

So, MAYBE a few of you have a window. Who will capitalize now? Who will need to wait another month? What are your excuses?

We are all still learning. Pics tomorrow -- I mean it this time.
 

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When I weigh my recent frag tank developments, I am not so certain I will (again) crush all hopes in this month of the competition. Lets list my current excuses:

a) I rehomed 2 fish that reliably delivered a ton of fish poo daily. 16 inches of fish. Almost that much in poo/day. Priceless.
b) CaRx broke. Alright, I broke it. I blame a faulty regulator.
c) Rusty 2-Part dosing discipline post CaRx explosion. Recent range 6.9 to 9.3.

So, MAYBE a few of you have a window. Who will capitalize now? Who will need to wait another month? What are your excuses?

We are all still learning. Pics tomorrow -- I mean it this time.
My excuse is I think BRS Rox 0.8 might’ve burnt one of my tips going into month 3…. That and the first of three interceptor treatments is complete so I sort of have an excuse. The only good thing is the Bonfire frag still seems to be doing good.
 

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After seeing your pictures, @ScottB is probably putting his picture off even longer;Playful. Nice work!
My frag has been carbo-loading in prep for the June photo.

I'll pop the urine sample in the mail to you later today. ;)
 

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April:
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May:

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Well I think I had JUST enough growth this month to keep going with the trash talk...

ALK swings don't kill, but they don't help either. I busted my million dollar calcium reactor and got a little clumsy/rusty on firing up the doser. My nutrients are also falling, but I had lots of room for that really.

A question for the Rules Committee:

Can I start measuring from the encrusting edge instead of the top of the plug? Pretty please? How much does a favorable ruling cost? How much does it cost to be appointed as Chair of the Rules Committee? @BranchingHammer , who do I make the check out to?

OK folks, you may now commence with the wailing and gnashing of teeth. Please just mute yourself first.
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Well I think I had JUST enough growth this month to keep going with the trash talk...

ALK swings don't kill, but they don't help either. I busted my million dollar calcium reactor and got a little clumsy/rusty on firing up the doser. My nutrients are also falling, but I had lots of room for that really.

A question for the Rules Committee:

Can I start measuring from the encrusting edge instead of the top of the plug? Pretty please? How much does a favorable ruling cost? How much does it cost to be appointed as Chair of the Rules Committee? @BranchingHammer , who do I make the check out to?

OK folks, you may now commence with the wailing and gnashing of teeth. Please just mute yourself first.
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Nice growth! And to think mine is just now encrusting to the edge...
 

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Nice growth! And to think mine is just now encrusting to the edge...
I think Adam @Battlecorals likes me. He shipped me a nice fat chunk that was just hitting puberty at about 3/4". Actually .745 of an inch to be precise.

It was a big growth spirt that first month. Just eyeballing the math though, my RATE of growth this period was half of the prior month. I gotta try harder. Need more fish poo.
 

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I think Adam @Battlecorals likes me. He shipped me a nice fat chunk that was just hitting puberty at about 3/4". Actually .745 of an inch to be precise.

It was a big growth spirt that first month. Just eyeballing the math though, my RATE of growth this period was half of the prior month. I gotta try harder. Need more fish poo.
Well you said exponential growth, just not decreasing exponential growth LOL.

Just kidding, trying to encourage some friendly banter on this thread. Nice job.
 

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I think Adam @Battlecorals likes me. He shipped me a nice fat chunk that was just hitting puberty at about 3/4". Actually .745 of an inch to be precise.

It was a big growth spirt that first month. Just eyeballing the math though, my RATE of growth this period was half of the prior month. I gotta try harder. Need more fish poo.

I can't be sure, but I strongly suspect that your frag is growing so fast because it's trying to outrun the flatworms!! :p
 

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I can't be sure, but I strongly suspect that your frag is growing so fast because it's trying to outrun the flatworms!! :p
I am clearly posting too much "personal" information on this forum. But yeah, round 2. :(

It is really strange how selective my worms are. I have a dozen or so frag racks packed with 30 different acropora across maybe 50-60 pieces and my worms just keep attacking the same 3-4 tenuis and milli. Still, you have to dip all of it.

I wish they would prefer my acre of Bali green slimer but nooooooo. Too pedestrian.
 

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I am clearly posting too much "personal" information on this forum. But yeah, round 2. :(

It is really strange how selective my worms are. I have a dozen or so frag racks packed with 30 different acropora across maybe 50-60 pieces and my worms just keep attacking the same 3-4 tenuis and milli. Still, you have to dip all of it.

I wish they would prefer my acre of Bali green slimer but nooooooo. Too pedestrian.

Many of us have been there. My run-in with AEFW was in 2018 and the only cure was to upgrade to a bigger tank and not let the worms get in. o_O I hope I never have to deal with them again.
 
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