DBTC extreme aussie acans

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  1. [quote author=sfsuphysics link=topic=3073.msg54671#msg54671 date=1220812288]
    Yeah I'm pretty free all the time my work schedule this semester is quite loose, I don't plan on going to the Steinhart for a couple weeks (or at least a weekday when I'm sure all the kids are in school), but I can probably work something out. I doubt you'd want to carry your frags through the place, they may think you're stealing them. I'm a bit far away from GG park, but again we can work something out.



    i can meet you somewhere if you don't live near GG park
  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Second gen passed on to Sam.

    Bryan, I'll see what I can do between now and the next meeting to get you the other frag since no one spoke up.
  3. patchin

    patchin Facilities / Event Coordinator

    Mike, the last acan frag I got from you is doing well. So I would like to get in line for a next gen. Thanks, Steve
  4. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    Lost my acan today due to a chem war with an acan enchinata. Darnn! it already grown to a decent size where I can make a few frags, then suddenly in just one day it turned to just a white skeleton.
  5. how far was it from the echinata
  6. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    That wouldn't be a chemical war. That would be mesenterial filaments. Acan Echinata's...they have the potential to kill ANYTHING within a few inches of them. I keep all A.E.s far far away from all my other corals because of this. I'm sure some here have experience with them reaching 4+" away from the colony.
  7. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    About couple inches away. It was on the right side of the enchinata. And on the left side of the enchinata is a large colony of Leng Sy cap which also sustained heavy damaged.
  8. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    4" Tony? Move that guy aside, try ~8". How do I know? I lost 1/2 of my chalice frags to the a-hole in question, of course they were my nice ones too..... Ticking time bomb I tell ya, like a pitbull with lipstick ;)
  9. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    my AE are on the bottom of the tank lol. the only thing there is a few rics :p All my corals are otherwise on shelves :-D
  10. Elite

    Elite Guest

    [quote author=tuberider link=topic=3073.msg56939#msg56939 date=1222660331]
    ..... like a pitbull with lipstick ;)

  11. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    unfortunately, I don't know how a could move the enchinata specially when it already encrusted on a large rock. By the way, all my rocks are glued together.

    Here is on old picture of the culprit.

  12. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Wow, I've not seen 1 inch long sweepers much less 4 - 8 inch long ones.. I'm guessing that's what they do? They hit whatever is nearby with a sweeper then "barf up" onto it? Luckily the only thing on the same rock with my echinatas (and subech) is the bar Montrasta(?) which is still really far away, so worse comes to worse I can always move the rock.
  13. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    mesenterial filements are no sweepers like we know. Rather, they look like a webbing of sorts.

    Here is a couple of images of them
    http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-09/reefslides/images/Amy7.jpg (good pic...can't hotlink)
  14. wow thx for the photos tony. i've seen my corals do that but i didnt think much of it.
  15. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    I'll take some photos when I see it next of the filiments starting to come out. Quite distinctive. I bet most all of us have seen it and many didnt know what it wasl.
  16. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Hmmm don't know if I've seen that before, I'll be on the lookout, I know I was waiting for something to happen (see my Acan fireworks thread) but those seem to have simply grown into each other (the lower one growing underneath.
  17. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Here's an interesting thought experiment, if you let time go to infinity yet everything in the tank remains stable, will you end up with just one coral everywhere? Or are there other things that come into play here? I mean I'm sure the super-coral could adjust to various lighting parameters, in nature a coral shading it typically is the death kneel (which might be the case in our tanks) sand usually restricts corals (but I have a barebottom tank), is there ever a rock/paper/scissors moment? Where one coral might kill another, but not that one, and that one can only kill coral 3 and...etc.
  18. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    No doubt that can happen (chaining through). But I also don't doubt that an echinata won't end up king of the mountain.

    Other LPS have these filaments but echinatas tend to toss them out an awful lot.
  19. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Not to HI-Jack but sometime back someone gave me an ID that this was a AC, can anyone confrim as It sould be moved if it is

  20. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    That is an AE.

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