Raising(32) dendronephthya colonies & scleronephthya(10) MONTH 2

Dr. Dendrostein

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"Back to square one " kinda and kinda not, although it feels like back to square one, it's not exactly.
Why?
1. Found out, have to start with healthy specimens
2. Found a food recipe that keeps them open 90% of the time, some growth, when they close up, they don't look shriveled up.
3. Finally found filtration system for large amounts of feeding (Hiatt filtration)
4. Tank design at this time (half moon) is one design to try raising them

This is the progress we've made

One thing is true, anything I discovered was by accident

Though the first year, I read all I could about dendronephthya, before starting, unless you get your hands dirty. You'll never know what you can achieve.

The goal is to be able aquaculture these corals, using the most simple equipment.
Tap water(Prime), carbon filtration(Hiatt filtration), simple foods,etc......

This year maybe we can say, "How to raise dendronephthya." We'll see.

Till then, we say,"Trying to raise dendronephthya year2"

To my children of the sea
 
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While I'm waiting on carnation corals . Just bought this,NPS WHITE TELESTO CORAL

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I'm planning on getting that very coral next month! It's an invasive species in several parts of the world, Carijoa riisei, so it should be a piece of cake in aquaria (that's also what the seller on ebay told me).
 

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I'm planning on getting that very coral next month! It's an invasive species in several parts of the world, Carijoa riisei, so it should be a piece of cake in aquaria (that's also what the seller on ebay told me).
I am not brave enough to do eBay. For certain, I do not get reef husbandry advice on eBay, but that is me.
Good fortune to you on your “brave new world” of NPS.

@Jomama
Have you tried out oysters yet. I got my idea from @Paul B. He harvest clams in Long Island sound. After a snack of red wine & fresh clams, instead of putting left over shells with clam bits & pieces in garbage, he feeds it all to the tank.
 

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While I'm waiting on carnation corals . Just bought this,NPS WHITE TELESTO CORAL

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You are killing me with these gorgeous pictures. In a recent NPS presentation, the speaker spoke of diving on a reef and seeing a football field sized area packed with Carnation Corals. It is a beautiful world to behold. Keep it coming.
 
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I am not brave enough to do eBay. For certain, I do not get reef husbandry advice on eBay, but that is me.
Good fortune to you on your “brave new world” of NPS.

@Jomama
Have you tried out oysters yet. I got my idea from @Paul B. He harvest clams in Long Island sound. After a snack of red wine & fresh clams, instead of putting left over shells with clam bits & pieces in garbage, he feeds it all to the tank.
For corals, had to get it, around here rare to find these. And it's CC charge so can't go wrong. Never bought live corals on eBay too.
 
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About oysters, havent
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I am not brave enough to do eBay. For certain, I do not get reef husbandry advice on eBay, but that is me.
Good fortune to you on your “brave new world” of NPS.

@Jomama
Have you tried out oysters yet. I got my idea from @Paul B. He harvest clams in Long Island sound. After a snack of red wine & fresh clams, instead of putting left over shells with clam bits & pieces in garbage, he feeds it all to the tank.
You are killing me with these gorgeous pictures. In a recent NPS presentation, the speaker spoke of diving on a reef and seeing a football field sized area packed with Carnation Corals. It is a beautiful world to behold. Keep it coming.
So today replace 95% of conditioned water with distill, add salt to it. 1.025.
Getting ready for my children of the sea
 
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