Perry's Shallow Water Acro Dominant Build Thread

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I was told this is a gomezi.
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RMF Red Devil Nasuta, this one I scored from @UFreefer. Phil has some killer stuff. I haven't introduced my UFreefer SnowyD, but it is the harriest acro I have seen, I believe it to be an Acro Horrida. I have only seen that species a few times in my 15 years at acros. I am old school, I can care less over names, truthfully, I can recognize a rare species and get more of a giddy feeling than a fancy tenni, like a crazy humillus or abro. Another example, like Copps Hoek. I would also love to get my hands on a gomezi too :)

I got a healthy frag of Blue Gomezi from Pieces of the Ocean (POTO) just a couple weeks ago. I'd never heard of it before. The color is unique -- a middle to light blue. Once it grows out I will plant it right next to an Oregon tort. I will be interested to see what form it takes as a colony. At 1" it aint much to look at right now. Darn patience again.

I am really enjoying your pictures; thank you. My viewing pleasure and knowledge base would me significantly enhanced if you could include names -- scientific or branded. In the beginning I was really bad at tracking what I was bringing into my grow out system. I see some of yours and say "I have that! what the heck is it?" :)

Do you source from hobbyists, LFS or online vendors? Or like me, a mix of all?
Gomezi, Hoeksemai, and Horrida are definitely on future list as well. The Horrida polyps just have a really cool look. Who knows in a couple years I may need an all blue acro tank.
 
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Hey all, I wanted to share a product I found on Google, did some research and pulled the trigger :) Many years ago, I used oyster eggs, it wasn't "oyster feast" but something else, over 14 yeats ago, lol.
Wanted a sps food, and want to be natural, so I will update as time goes on it's effectiveness. This am, 2 hours before lights on, I dosed about 5ml. Polyps are crazy expanded :)

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Hey all, I wanted to share a product I found on Google, did some research and pulled the trigger :) Many years ago, I used oyster eggs, it wasn't "oyster feast" but something else, over 14 yeats ago, lol.
Wanted a sps food, and want to be natural, so I will update as time goes on it's effectiveness. This am, 2 hours before lights on, I dosed about 5ml. Polyps are crazy expanded :)

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Nice I'll be interested to see what you think. I used to use DT's oyster eggs many years ago.
 
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Nice I'll be interested to see what you think. I used to use DT's oyster eggs many years ago.
That's it Tim, I used that like 14 years ago, thanks for the reply :) I fed this today to the mushroom tank, they all went bananas for it. It's advertised as 1-2 micron size, so SPS should be able to feed on it :)
Happy Thanksgiving, now let me get back to smoking this bird, lol
 
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Don't ever give up on a coral! Here is a progression of my presumed dead acro, from August 2020 until a pic taken today. Thanks for following :)

August 2020

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September 2020

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Ocober 2020

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November 2020

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December 2020 (today)

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Those progression images might make me stop and think next time I'm about to chuck something into the calcium reactor. Are you going to name it "Perry's Phoenix"?
 

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Don't ever give up on a coral! Here is a progression of my presumed dead acro, from August 2020 until a pic taken today. Thanks for following :)

August 2020

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September 2020

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Ocober 2020

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November 2020

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December 2020 (today)

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Awesome! It's amazing what these animals are capable of if given the right environment. Nice work!
 
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Those progression images might make me stop and think next time I'm about to chuck something into the calcium reactor. Are you going to name it "Perry's Phoenix"?

Hey Scott,
I like it, and until I properly ID this one, we will go with your name suggestion :)
I haven't taken a pic of my horrible looking fox flame, but should, as it will likely rebound, but looks so poopy, I cannot photo it, lol :)
 
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Hey Scott,
I like it, and until I properly ID this one, we will go with your name suggestion :)
I haven't taken a pic of my horrible looking fox flame, but should, as it will likely rebound, but looks so poopy, I cannot photo it, lol :)
I just picked up a microfrag (I am trademarking that adjective) of JF Fox Flame. I would moan about that but the Homewrecker (especially), SCOP and WD that came with it were nice and chunky.

Good luck to us both with the flame. I have a few tangs in there that could swallow it whole by accident and not fart over it.
 
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I just picked up a microfrag (I am trademarking that adjective) of JF Fox Flame. I would moan about that but the Homewrecker (especially), SCOP and WD that came with it were nice and chunky.

Good luck to us both with the flame. I have a few tangs in there that could swallow it whole by accident and not fart over it.

Dude,
When an accidental tip breaks off, I don't bother looking for the reading glasses to recover, or even think of gluing it to a plug. However, maybe I should, cause I can bring the "fire" with 1/8" "micro-frags" :) For $200, you can get a "micro-colony" with 4 polyps ;)
I digress... Good luck with the flame, it's most certainly my canary coral for alk, and will not tolerate above 8.5 in my tank, given nutrient levels. This morning it looks like it's finally trying to start encrusting dead tissue, we shall see :)
Cheers :)
 

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Don't ever give up on a coral! Here is a progression of my presumed dead acro, from August 2020 until a pic taken today. Thanks for following :)

August 2020

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September 2020

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Ocober 2020

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November 2020

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December 2020 (today)

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Perry that is a next level turnaround. I'm curious did you do anything to help it overtake the areas of algae or did it do that on its own? Seems like it wasn't too overgrown so that's good.
 
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Perry that is a next level turnaround. I'm curious did you do anything to help it overtake the areas of algae or did it do that on its own? Seems like it wasn't too overgrown so that's good.

Hi Tim,
It was more of a situation where I let mother nature do it's thing :) As I saw acros settling in, I brought the throw away up into the reef. It's been moved a few times, but really, it just had the will to come back, and literally from the dead. My first photo, showing progression pics, didn't show how far gone it really was, but that was my only pic I had, but believe me, it was a goner :)
Everything I do in sps reefing is based on observation, I spend countless hours looking over my acros, and based on my experience and observations I make the best choices and decisions I can. That said, I really do not care to obsess on testing, many times, I let this guide me, usually to my detriment. So, bacteria... Yes, I still dose, and will continue until the day my reef has little algae, and corals are totally healthy. My info is anecdotal, but there seems to be something very positive yielded when doing so, and 1+1 to me is all the evidence I need, again, based on my eyes, and coral health :)
Hope that answers things, I am a totally different reefer though, lol :)
Cheers my friend!
 
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