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VIDEO: Richard Ross, an Apex, and Coral Sex in Captivity

Everything you wanted to know about how scientists are getting corals to spawn in captivity!
  1. Terence

    Terence Valuable Member R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor Partner Sponsor 2019

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    Everything you wanted to know about how scientists are getting corals to spawn in captivity!

     
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    Thats so cool!. Thank you for sharing
     
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    This is some great stuff! Awesome job Richard and thanks for the video @Terence!
     
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    Ranjib Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor

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    I am very curious about the different phased of waves in oceans throughout the day that Richard has mentioned. Anyone knows where I can read about this more? I would love to recreate this with wave makers.
     
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    Wow Thanks for sharing Terence I have watched it twice
     
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    Great video and info! Very interesting. Thanks Terrance, Rich, and crew for taking the time to make and produce the video. And thank you Neptune for supporting research.
     
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    Super cool video! Love it! Yes I was geeking out lol
     
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    Wow did he say the larvae swim around? We're talking about acros swimming?
    I wouldnt of believed it unless I seen it
     
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    Just do some basic searches with your favorite search engine. Something like reef tide effects or something similar to get awy from the fishing high and low tide tables. Basically you know you have a high and low tide. Then there are things like the moon phases and its impact. Anyway it is pretty nerdy stuff but I've been doing something similar with my Reef Angel controller and again recently with the controller of the Gyres. Every 6 hours I have it set to alternate between A and B channels with random flow on the active side, the other is off. Evening is a bit lower percent wise but at least I get a left, right side (in or out tide thing) going on. Maxspects Gyre controller is somewhat limited in a sliding 6 hour window + or - a couple hours to shift or swap so I don't have similar patters (Reef Angle is simple to do).

    It is a great video actually. I personally would like to see more of how they are using the Apex with custom programming. This is the one weakness I see in the Apex compared to say my Reef Angel. With the RA there are custom libraries that have tidal functions that are pretty slick. Mix that in with sunrise and sunset and geo locations you can do some pretty amazing things. Apex, while there is some advanced code features there are no libraries (at least that I'm aware of) that support this feature set or customization. That is what Mr. Ross is trying to do but imagine how much easier it would be if you could control a light schedule based on geo locations or wave patterns based on existing high and low tide tables.

    Anyway not bashing Apex, I own one, but would like to see more of how they are using it here. I'm only a hour and a half away from the place and haven't been there in many years. I'll be going back for sure after seeing this - not that I'd get the same tour but just to check out how it looks and support it.
     
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    I am not too keen on how its programmed, but more on how the ocean tidal cycle works, and how we can map that to speed level of power head of a given specification. Like if I have a 75G tank with two 500GPH power head, how much % would that correspond to etc. The programming part is something I think I can do by myself
     
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    That's incredible - i had no idea corals could spawn, really fascinating stuff.

    Also, is there a way to share the pump schedules so we can also mimic tides and currents in our own reefs?
     
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    Coral Sex is so cool
     
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    This is a topic I started a discussion on almost four years ago.
    Here's a link to that thread on R2R... https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/mimicking-tidal-flow-in-our-reef-tanks.200646/

    These are topics that I wish I had more [any] time available to fully look into the affects and implementation of these ideas on reef systems, but I'm just a hobbyist trying to learn as much as I can about such an incredible ecosystem.
     
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    Excellent
     
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    do they use apex equipment on the big tank too? He mentioned an ATK?
     
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    I found the water Temperature they are running interesting
     
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    No. That was a joke.
     
  18. Terence

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    Me too. I know that I will get better growth but at the same time other stuff grows faster too. Stuff I may not want. And then the margin of error is very small. That said, I have been creeping my reef up from 76 to eventually have it at 79.5.
     
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    This is really fascinating. The short time it took from setup to spawning is remarkable.

    I'd also like to hear more about the specifics of the different system settings. How the lights, temperature and flow are synched up.

    Really amazing work.
     
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    Yeah, very interesting, my tank goes between 80-82 so I guess I'm at a good spot.
     
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