California Reef Co. SPS Grow Out Competition - TRACKING

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  1. neuro

    neuro Webmaster

    Thinking back, i really wish you posted about this before I made the same mistake!! arrrrr
     
  2. jonmos75

    jonmos75 Guest

    Mark,

    I did on posts #114 & #118, but wasn't positive until you posted your findings
     
  3. neuro

    neuro Webmaster

    ack looking back at your posts, i don't even know if I would have recognized the issue either. no one to blame but myself!
     
  4. yellojello

    yellojello Supporting Member

    Yea, that digitata was the fastest growing in my tank. So big I didn't even know branches were falling off lol.

    My CRC frag is still doing ok, and is slowly encrusting the plug still. I've got it under 250W Radium which are a year old, but I have new bulbs to swap in. Thinking of getting LuxCore ballasts to overdrive them, but probably just do a bulb swap first.
     
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  5. yellojello

    yellojello Supporting Member

    I wonder if this thing likes LED's. WP running Kessils, Geneva running AI's. Your frags are doing great!
     
  6. jonmos75

    jonmos75 Guest

    I was running under Kessil lighting, but my lights run brighter then Winfield's I believe
     
  7. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    In my experience, as long as you have proper reef capable lighting (proper spectrum), the light acclimation is more important than the type of lighting.

    Those metal halides should be fine for this coral if you have luck growing other SPS with them. However, the switch from the lighting the frags were grown under to your lighting could be traumatic and you should do a slow light acclimation over a week or two. You've probably already done that or passed that point by now.
     
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  8. Geneva

    Geneva Supporting Member

    November pics - still alive!
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  9. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    Last edited: Nov 1, 2015
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  10. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    Ours is still doing well:

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  11. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Cool guys!

    Winfields looks more green?
     
  12. Geneva

    Geneva Supporting Member

    December picture!
     

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  13. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    December for me, still doing OK but with less PE due to Flame Angel:

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  14. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Maybe I missed it but when is the contest over? That growth looks great though.
     
  15. Geneva

    Geneva Supporting Member

    "grow out will end 5/9/16" or until there is no one left!
     
  16. Geneva

    Geneva Supporting Member

    January 2016 pics - @wpeterson - don't forget!!!
     

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  17. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    I'm out of town until 1/10, so it looks like that's the end of the grow out for me. I'll post a picture in a week when I get back.
     
  18. jonmos75

    jonmos75 Guest

    Bummer Winfield...

    Do you have a vidoe camera on the tank that you can take a still picture ....maybe that would count....lol
     
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  19. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

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  20. Geneva

    Geneva Supporting Member

    February shot - really growing now! Will try to take picture with ruler but need to grow another arm first! @wpeterson - don't forget!!
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