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Looks amazing Perry!
Thank you very much :)

Looking great! Mangroves can be touchy at first, fresh water misting, no leaves touching saltwater, etc... Have you thought about sea grass or halimeda? In the 90's I had a display fuge with caulerpa and two types of halimeda that was pretty cool. I do like red gracilaria though.
Probably my impatience, but I think this is probably a better direction for nutrient control. Hoping to catch some live mysis from my 20 gallon to seed the fuge. Anyway, I got the red gracilaria locally, so that's cool, and a nice chunk to boot. So far, on reverse photo period, I am now seeing 7.9 ph at low, and 8.2 ph high, but I think the gap will tighten, and the high point will increase in time.

Acros are growing out well already Perry!
Hi Tim,
Hard to see in the pic, but yeah, corals are growing at a good rate, mostly mini-colonies now, at least by old school standards, lol ;)
 
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While this one is a SLOW grower, it is coloring nicely. It's a tricky tenuis, haven't documented this one yet, but I believe it's a sleeper :) My collection of tenuis is relatively small. SC OP, BigR Walt Disney, JF Blow Torch, CC Pink Highlighter, and this BC piece.

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How does that Banana Lokani look Perry? I remember having a yellow "Suharsonoi" back in 2005 and I wonder if it's the same thing. It was one of those corals I'm surprised is not extremely popular.
 
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Looking great! Is that 3rd one Mr. Neutron?

Hi Sam,
Yes it is, its a crazy grower for me :)
One of my favorites, just love the yellow coloration with white streaking through the branches.
 
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How does that Banana Lokani look Perry? I remember having a yellow "Suharsonoi" back in 2005 and I wonder if it's the same thing. It was one of those corals I'm surprised is not extremely popular.

Hey Tim,
Funny you mention that piece, I actually was hunting that same very piece, but Tim had this one, and I remember it from way back being kinda similar :)
I love the smoothies!!!

Edit: Tim, I think smoothies will become the elite part of acro keeping in the future. I am still looking for the ORA Dustins Deepwater and the Grafted Simplex...
 
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Cleaned up my SPS list. I am gonna need a bigger boat :)

SPS List
1. Forrest fire digi
2. Bubblegum digi
3. JF Altered ego
4. JF Beach Bum
5. Seasons Greetings Monti
6. Nauti Spiral Monti
7. Grafted Montipora Setosa
8. Watermelon psammocora
9. Chilli Pepper Montipora
10. Undata Montipora
11. Red/Green Montipora Graft
12. Red/Purple Montipora Graft
13. Purple stylo
14. Perry's Shortcake
15. Perry's Pink Lantana
16. Perry's Red Rum
17. Perry's Purps
18. Tyree tricolor
19. Tyree Mango Rainbow
20. Tyree Pink The Bear
21. Tyree Pink Lemonade
22. TSA Fruity Pebbles
23. TSA Bill Murray
24. Sunset Milli
25. Greg Hiller's Aquamarine Jewel
26. KC Purple Snow
27. KC First Blush
28. KC Capri Blue
29. KC Pink Caddy
30. KC Bright Rose
31. KC Blue Turf
32. KC Red Robin
32. BC Cricket Spine
33. BC Toxicpapdopulous
34. BC Splendid Gremlin
35. BC Hellflower
36. BC Set For Stun
37. BC Battlegum
38. BC Mr. Neutron
39. BC Raindrops On Roses
40. BC Marty Mcfly
41. BC Mondo Rainbow
42. BC Sex Feast
43. BC Toast of London
44. BC Bonfire
45. BC Sky Dopple
46. BC Mr. Pacman
47. BC Fleshdunce
48. BC Sunflower Spath
49. Wet Thumbs MOP
50. RRC Jaw Dropper
51. CC Pink Highlighter
52. Vivid’s Confetti
53. RR Black Sabbath
54. TGC Red Wing Milli
55. CB Maleficent
56. BigR Walt Disney
57. SC Orange Passion
58. Jason Fox Blow Torch
59. Jason Fox Flame
60. Blueberry Miyagi Tort
61. ORA Pearlberry
62. ORA Hawkins Echinata
63. Peng's Cherry Tip
64. Reefgen Blueberry Fantasy
65. Reefnation Purple Turaki
66. BKChem Creme de le Creme
67. Banana Lokani
 

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Hey Tim,
Funny you mention that piece, I actually was hunting that same very piece, but Tim had this one, and I remember it from way back being kinda similar :)
I love the smoothies!!!

Edit: Tim, I think smoothies will become the elite part of acro keeping in the future. I am still looking for the ORA Dustins Deepwater and the Grafted Simplex...
I totally agree my favorite has always been the true (not hawkins) A. echinata. There are so many others that look amazing loripes, granulosa, etc. I think it's really too bad how many of these "old school" smoothies are hard to find or lost in the hobby. FragFarmer had a "FragFarmer echinata" that I would love to find again and the purple monster you would think should be everywhere by now.
 
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A few more from today looking good. I photo the heck out of the JD, but dang, got to, it's so freaking amazing!

That JD is looking very nice! I just picked up a frag of that myself

Awesome!
I am fortunate to have acquired from Tim aka therman. I have a fellow hobbyist buddy that is trying to move a 6x6" colony that's absolutely fire, and so very tempted to snatch it up, lol. I will probably pass, but if it ends up in the wrong hands, could over-saturate the local market for that piece. Hmmm.... decisions, decisions...
Thanks for looking in on the journal :)
 
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I totally agree my favorite has always been the true (not hawkins) A. echinata. There are so many others that look amazing loripes, granulosa, etc. I think it's really too bad how many of these "old school" smoothies are hard to find or lost in the hobby. FragFarmer had a "FragFarmer echinata" that I would love to find again and the purple monster you would think should be everywhere by now.

I am fairly certain these holy grail smoothies are still out there, but likely rebranded :( I agree, a "real" echinata is a hard find, and tricky one to keep. Tim is currently collecting obscure smoothies, and I am on the list for many as they become available. Excited for the Peng's Cherry Tip Granulosa! My emphasis will be smoothies and millis moving forward!
Cheers my friend!!!
 

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Awesome!
I am fortunate to have acquired from Tim aka therman. I have a fellow hobbyist buddy that is trying to move a 6x6" colony that's absolutely fire, and so very tempted to snatch it up, lol. I will probably pass, but if it ends up in the wrong hands, could over-saturate the local market for that piece. Hmmm.... decisions, decisions...
Thanks for looking in on the journal :)
Yes, several of my pieces are from Tim. Fellow OH reefer.

You should get us a pic of this 6x6 colony. I’d love to see it!

Ive been reading up thru the thread when I have a few minutes : ) Keep it rolling my friend. Love the pics and stories!
 
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Yes, several of my pieces are from Tim. Fellow OH reefer.

You should get us a pic of this 6x6 colony. I’d love to see it!

Ive been reading up thru the thread when I have a few minutes : ) Keep it rolling my friend. Love the pics and stories!

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I am so freaking tempted!!!
 

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I am so freaking tempted!!!
So funny to see a coral that expensive in the same photo frame as quite possibly the cheapest SPS in the hobby :beaming-face-with-smiling-eyes: (Digitata). I love it! Lol

Not sure what the price is on it but wow! That’s a lot of potential frags!
 
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So funny to see a coral that expensive in the same photo frame as quite possibly the cheapest SPS in the hobby :beaming-face-with-smiling-eyes: (Digitata). I love it! Lol

Not sure what the price is on it but wow! That’s a lot of potential frags!

Correct, so tempted just to keep it obscure, lol, and not fall in the hands of a "chopper". Either way, that colony, in the wrong hands, well... you know the rest, this is a tricky coral, and doesn't always work for even the best dedicated reefer. In my case, I chalk it up to luck ;)
All the best! Tim and BC are my go to sources for corals :)
 

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Cleaned up my SPS list. I am gonna need a bigger boat :)

SPS List
1. Forrest fire digi
2. Bubblegum digi
3. JF Altered ego
4. JF Beach Bum
5. Seasons Greetings Monti
6. Nauti Spiral Monti
7. Grafted Montipora Setosa
8. Watermelon psammocora
9. Chilli Pepper Montipora
10. Undata Montipora
11. Red/Green Montipora Graft
12. Red/Purple Montipora Graft
13. Purple stylo
14. Perry's Shortcake
15. Perry's Pink Lantana
16. Perry's Red Rum
17. Perry's Purps
18. Tyree tricolor
19. Tyree Mango Rainbow
20. Tyree Pink The Bear
21. Tyree Pink Lemonade
22. TSA Fruity Pebbles
23. TSA Bill Murray
24. Sunset Milli
25. Greg Hiller's Aquamarine Jewel
26. KC Purple Snow
27. KC First Blush
28. KC Capri Blue
29. KC Pink Caddy
30. KC Bright Rose
31. KC Blue Turf
32. KC Red Robin
32. BC Cricket Spine
33. BC Toxicpapdopulous
34. BC Splendid Gremlin
35. BC Hellflower
36. BC Set For Stun
37. BC Battlegum
38. BC Mr. Neutron
39. BC Raindrops On Roses
40. BC Marty Mcfly
41. BC Mondo Rainbow
42. BC Sex Feast
43. BC Toast of London
44. BC Bonfire
45. BC Sky Dopple
46. BC Mr. Pacman
47. BC Fleshdunce
48. BC Sunflower Spath
49. Wet Thumbs MOP
50. RRC Jaw Dropper
51. CC Pink Highlighter
52. Vivid’s Confetti
53. RR Black Sabbath
54. TGC Red Wing Milli
55. CB Maleficent
56. BigR Walt Disney
57. SC Orange Passion
58. Jason Fox Blow Torch
59. Jason Fox Flame
60. Blueberry Miyagi Tort
61. ORA Pearlberry
62. ORA Hawkins Echinata
63. Peng's Cherry Tip
64. Reefgen Blueberry Fantasy
65. Reefnation Purple Turaki
66. BKChem Creme de le Creme
67. Banana Lokani

Great list Perry!
 
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I think you should just pony up the dough and buy that JD. Then, you can post regular pics of it. That way we can all live vicariously through you.

With regards to the Mr. Neutron, yours looks awesome. Mines over a yaar old and hasn't done squat. Maybe I should contact Adam and request a replacement, since mine was a dud. ;)

How about getting on that speciosa train? Gonna be the new tenuis here before long
 
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