One of Adam's hidden gems - Gilligan - show me yours !

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  1. Abhishek

    Abhishek Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award

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    Its no mystery that Adam has a lot of gems - most of them that cant be found anywhere . I have got mostly budget Battlecorals but a few are there that makes it to the elite battle group.
    One of them in Gilligan that I got around 7 months back. It was a brown blob for atleast 6 months and then suddenly changing to a rich deep red , green polyps and started encrusting. Its not an easy acro for sure , but what's the fun if it was easy .

    Can't wait for it to show blue tips with rich deep pink body and white polyps. Adam - how's the colony looking now ?

    If anyone has one , please show it !

    Here's mine just starting to show promise :-

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    Abhishek
     
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    Good job, Abhishek! I've heard that Gilligan is quite finicky.
     
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    Well it surely shows in the way it behaves. Infact, I have stopped even moving anything around it or the frag itself and thats when it started showing some improvement . Somedays I believe - its not nitrates/phosphates, spectrum, lights , chemistry are the issues but its us with tinkering with the tank too much :)
    My wife gave me a challenge to not put my hand anywhere inside my tank water for 30 days and I get to buy a signature piece of Adam !

    Coming back to the topic - I am very interested to see how it has progressed for others who has managed to keep it alive and thriving.

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    Abhishek
     
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    I can't keep my hand out of the tank for 30 minutes, let alone 30 days, lol. Good luck on that one.
     
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    IMG_2333.JPG This is a horrible pic I know. I am terrible and iPhone pic. This is Gillian in the middle with bossa on left and one of the greatest Angelica on the left I got in July. I am now getting white polyps and the left new growth that is going up is getting blue tips. Pretty good grower for me. Adam is the best! His corals are bullet proof! Month after I got them left country for 2 weeks and parameters got out of whack. Fried the tip of Angie! But grew back over and now encrusting.
     
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    Awesome man and thanks for sharing !! Yes , Angelica discussion should have its own thread .
    But am so glad that they are doing great for you .
    Did your gilligan look like mine , green polyps and then started to show white polyps ?
    HowSbthe body color ? Pink ?

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    Yes it just started getting the white polyps. They were yellowish/ green since I had it. Seems once the blue tips came in the white polyps came in. it is definitely a coral I look at every time I look at my tank. Nervous now there is a mention of fincky!
     
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    Looks like yours is way past mine and doing great. What lights and PAR you have it in ?

    Regards,
    Abhishek
     
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    I wish Adam would post pics of his mother corals,, I am sure they aren't colonies ,,, as he frags them,, but I would still like to see em :)
     
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    I run illumina leds with t5 supp. It is in the 300 range of par.
     
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    therman Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    I had one little frag doing well quite a while back but I had to move it between tanks due to construction and it died on me :( Just got a little frag to try again, fingers crossed!
     
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    Sorry to hear about the loss !! How big had it become and how long did you have it Therman ?
    I am sure the new one will do great in a matured tank like yours .

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    It was probably about the size of the first one in your post. Was nicely encrusted with great polyp extension though.
     
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    This is one i have been meaning to re-shoot for ages now. Really need an updated pic. will work on it:)
     
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    Please do it !!!!! It will be a treat to see it .

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    any updates on the gilligan?
     
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    It's growing slowly but surely . All new growth have a faded blue tips with white polyps .

    Honestly , in my years of keeping acros - I have never seen a more finicky acro than this ! It's always the first to tell me something's off in my tank . I have OG purple monster too but the gilligan seems as difficult or may be more than the PM .

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    Thanks for the update. Hopefully some more people will chime in and pictures would be great :)
     
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    Yeah I shall get a picture out today after work
     
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    Here's a quick cell phone pic under my ATIs and 10k reeflux

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    I run a little diff light than most .. so colors are much more white than only T5s or leds .

    Regards,
    Abhishek

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