RAISING(9) DENDRONEPHTHYA MONTH2

Discussion in 'Soft Coral Discussion' started by Jomama, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. Jomama

    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2017
    Messages:
    3,048
    Likes Received:
    4,172
    Location:
    Fullerton, California
    "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
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2018
    Tags:

  2. Jomama

    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2017
    Messages:
    3,048
    Likes Received:
    4,172
    Location:
    Fullerton, California
    Place an order of 20 dendronephthya, found new trans shipper. See what happens
     
    norfolkgarden likes this.
  3. Jomama

    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2017
    Messages:
    3,048
    Likes Received:
    4,172
    Location:
    Fullerton, California
    Deal is sealed. 18 med. Dendronephthya red and yellow. If all goes good. A week from this friday. Or this Friday.
    Stay tune

    Screenshot_2018-10-21-06-34-13-1.png

    Screenshot_2018-10-21-06-34-44-1.png
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2018
    dochou, cracker and norfolkgarden like this.
  4. Jomama

    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2017
    Messages:
    3,048
    Likes Received:
    4,172
    Location:
    Fullerton, California
    Giving heads up. Soon some dendronephthya coming to Pet World, San Bernardino, 92405.
     
    LordJoshaeus and norfolkgarden like this.
  5. Jomama

    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2017
    Messages:
    3,048
    Likes Received:
    4,172
    Location:
    Fullerton, California
    Bueatiful

    Screenshot_2018-10-21-21-03-50-1.png

    Screenshot_2018-10-21-21-03-57-1.png

    Screenshot_2018-10-21-21-04-28-1.png

    Screenshot_2018-10-21-21-03-43.png
     
  6. LordJoshaeus

    LordJoshaeus Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2018
    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    268
    WOW. Wish you the best of luck with these...my tank is intended for NPS corals and even I don't dare to try carnation corals!
     
    norfolkgarden and Jomama like this.
  7. Jomama

    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2017
    Messages:
    3,048
    Likes Received:
    4,172
    Location:
    Fullerton, California
    Some bodies gotta try. You know the cultured pearls on the market, took 20 years for the Japanese inventor to figure out.
    Gotta try
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2018
  8. LordJoshaeus

    LordJoshaeus Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2018
    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    268
    Very true...guess corals in general were once considered impossible, weren't they?
     
    norfolkgarden and Jomama like this.
  9. Jomama

    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2017
    Messages:
    3,048
    Likes Received:
    4,172
    Location:
    Fullerton, California
    That's right. Reef keeping come along way, when I started 1983
     
    cracker and norfolkgarden like this.
  10. Jomama

    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2017
    Messages:
    3,048
    Likes Received:
    4,172
    Location:
    Fullerton, California
    I'll take one of each

    Screenshot_2018-10-23-19-28-47-1.png

    Screenshot_2018-10-23-19-29-38-1.png

    Screenshot_2018-10-23-19-28-21-1.png

    Screenshot_2018-10-23-19-27-41-1.png

    Screenshot_2018-10-23-19-27-14-1.png

    Screenshot_2018-10-23-19-26-26-1.png

    Screenshot_2018-10-23-19-25-43-1.png

    Screenshot_2018-10-23-19-25-05-1.png

    Screenshot_2018-10-23-19-24-23-1.png
     
    jt17, mmw64, DeniseAndy and 2 others like this.
  11. Jomama

    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2017
    Messages:
    3,048
    Likes Received:
    4,172
    Location:
    Fullerton, California
    While I'm waiting on carnation corals . Just bought this,NPS WHITE TELESTO CORAL

    Screenshot_2018-10-23-19-41-50-1.png
     
  12. Joshua2598

    Joshua2598 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2018
    Messages:
    494
    Likes Received:
    341
    Soon enough, I will try NPS, until then. I watch.
     
    norfolkgarden and Jomama like this.
  13. Jomama

    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2017
    Messages:
    3,048
    Likes Received:
    4,172
    Location:
    Fullerton, California
    It's taken me 1 year tinkering with different filtration system, we'll see how this new one does. Hiatt filtration
     
    Joshua2598 and norfolkgarden like this.
  14. saltyfilmfolks

    saltyfilmfolks Lights! Camera! Reef! R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2014
    Messages:
    27,084
    Likes Received:
    29,509
    Location:
    California
    The cloramines Aren’t killing you up there?
     
    Brian1f1 and Jomama like this.
  15. Jomama

    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2017
    Messages:
    3,048
    Likes Received:
    4,172
    Location:
    Fullerton, California
    Chloramines? No, I condition water before any use of it. Prime
     
    norfolkgarden and saltyfilmfolks like this.
  16. LordJoshaeus

    LordJoshaeus Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2018
    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    268
    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).
     
  17. Subsea

    Subsea Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2018
    Messages:
    973
    Likes Received:
    1,250
    Location:
    Austin, Tx
    image.jpg
    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.
     
    norfolkgarden and Jomama like this.
  18. Subsea

    Subsea Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2018
    Messages:
    973
    Likes Received:
    1,250
    Location:
    Austin, Tx
    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.
     
    norfolkgarden and Jomama like this.
  19. Jomama

    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2017
    Messages:
    3,048
    Likes Received:
    4,172
    Location:
    Fullerton, California
    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.
     
  20. Jomama

    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2017
    Messages:
    3,048
    Likes Received:
    4,172
    Location:
    Fullerton, California
    About oysters, havent
    So today replace 95% of conditioned water with distill, add salt to it. 1.025.
    Getting ready for my children of the sea
     
    norfolkgarden and saltyfilmfolks like this.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
Loading...