DBTC-X Palmer's Blue Milli

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  1. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Wow, Mike I wonder what is inhibiting the color development, mine is right next to a real nice tort and it blows the torts color away, easily the bluest Acro in my tank regardless where it's at lighting wise. Maybe it needs to grow out a bit more, some millis don't color up until they're pretty big.

    Anyway, good job keeping it in the chains it sure deserves to be propped :)
  2. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    BTW, the tracking on this thread is a nightmare, any of you folks who were lucky enough to obtain a frag want to pony up and help update?
  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Yeah it never got terribly blue for me, I mean it looked a nice blue, always photographed more purple, my torts were always super deep blue though. It came as a browned out stick so I'm happy it got this far, Could be my alkalinity was teetering around on the low side for a bit as well, or the fact I had no blue spectrum to my bulbs for the past 2 or so weeks, in fact I really kept a minimalist lighting schedule.

    Anywhere here's a pic I got from my tank thread not too long ago, did brown quite a bit in the central region, but then again the corals covering it also grew to shade it a tad more :D Either way it was NEVER anywhere close to the original picture, although I think Ray even told me he never could get it that blue either.

  4. Jbon

    Jbon Guest

    Ok, part of my problem is that I have not commited coral idenity to memory I know, it's no excuse - still trying to work on environmental stability issues. After Jeremy posted, I thought that I should search for this and found that it looked familiar. I bought the coral in the pictures below from a local person because I loved the color - it was so blue and I had it in my old tank and it grew well and was incrusting well. I put it in my new tank and it spread much more - it likes flow. It is dark now - I don't know if that is a good thing but it is growing. Mike, since your pics didn't look like what I had I was interested. Thank you for considering me for a DBTC donation but I may already have this. If anyone can confirm this from the pictures I would appreciate knowing. I figured out how to take pictures with my son's Luminix - I hope I can remember. One is with, and the other is without a flash. Lights are cheap 20k MH's I got with my Luninarcs.

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  5. earthboy17

    earthboy17 Guest

    Is there a frag available?

    I will be at the meeting on Saturday.

  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Tom, I can bring a frag no problem. However I thought I gave you a frag of this when you stopped by with cheese cake that one time :D
  7. miles405

    miles405 Guest

    I just resolved all of my coflicts on Saturday And will be there, but about a half hour late. Did you keep me on the list?

    Now I just have to figure out what I should bring.
  8. earthboy17

    earthboy17 Guest

    Oops. Didn't recognize it.

    How does everyone keep all the names/descriptions separate? Do you just look at it and know it? Or do some people keep details journals of what is called what, where it came from, etc.? I move my frags around in my tank so much that I get confused.

    Sorry Mike, lol
  9. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Not a problem. I made two frags one of them is a bit smaller, so I can hand that off to someone else, door prize, snack on the crackers whatever.
  10. screebo

    screebo Supporting Member

    Thanks again Mike! The Palmer's Blue has a long term lease on a prime piece of tank real estate. You may expect to see update pics soon! "Ho ho ho" :santa:
  11. miles405

    miles405 Guest

    Thanks for the great coral Mike!

    Mine seems to be doing well. Polyps are out and it is encrusting over the cutting. I have placed in a ridiculous patch of xenia that has to be chopped back regularly.

    Sorry I am not able to get a better picture, but I do not have a good lens to zoom in close.


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  12. screebo

    screebo Supporting Member

    Updated pic
  13. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    Got a pretty good sized frag of this at the swap and made an accidental frag. It's about 1cm tall and is glued to a piece of rubble.

    Mother frag during acclimation...

    It looks much more blue under my 14000K Phoenix and no brown is showing. The pic was taken under a dollar store LED flashlight.
  14. Joost_

    Joost_ Guest

    Saw these frags at the swap, they almost make me want to setup a colored stick tank again!
  15. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Damn, put them in the swap and they're already going up for DBTC?
  16. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

  17. patchin

    patchin Facilities / Event Coordinator

    Good job Matthew
  18. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    looking nice
  19. dzhuo

    dzhuo Guest

    Anyone have a frag I can try?
  20. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    Sure. Will you be at the next BAR meeting?

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