Green Goniopora

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  1. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    I have 2good sized frags of this for DBTC- pic below is of a frag. I've had the mother colony for over 3 years and it has thrived in my tank. I've passed off a few frags to other BAR members who have also had good success with this coral. You should add food to your tank such as RN, cyclopeze, etc. and it's a bonus if you attended the "Goniopora" BAR meeting where Justin C. spoke. Also you need to have or have access to a bandsaw or dremel for fragging. Pickup at BAR meeting Dec. 11. Standard DBTC rules and if I lose my colony I go to top of list.
    Pick # 1-20.

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  2. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Meet all requirements. Have a red and a blue/purple goni doing well. 6 please?
     
  3. Gonzo

    Gonzo Guest

    Nice looking colony! Too bad I don't have a saw or dremel. Maybe next time.
     
  4. zepplock

    zepplock Guest

    Very nice coral, I've had it for several years and it had a decent growth. I'll have 2 frags of green one I could offer in case CookieJar runs out of his offerings in this DBTC
     
  5. screebo

    screebo Guest

    My greenie is doing very well and looks great in the tank. Bill is a goni-guru! :)
     
  6. houser

    houser Past President

    FYI the red goni I got from you Bill is dominating. I finally figured out to set it immediately next to the spot in my tank where the detritus settles and it just chills w/all polyps full out and just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Everywhere else in there was just too violent.
     
  7. 99sf

    99sf Guest

    Wow, that is a beautiful colony! Besides supplemental tank feeding, can you tell us what conditions it is thriving under (light, flow, neighboring colonies, etc.)?
     
  8. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    99- that's a pic of one of the frags, the colony is a little smaller than a tennis ball. the frags mostly cover a square disk and when extended it's about 3-4" diameter so they're pretty large for frags.
    I've had it in 2 different conditions where it's thrived; 1st is 10" water, underneath XM 20K 250W. Par is around 3-400 for it and the flow is moderate. The 2nd condition is my frag tank where it is under 4 T5s (Ati Blue +, Figi purple & Geishman actinic) & 1 blue Reefbright LED suppliment and flow is low. From my experience, I've had 3 gonis and they've all thrived in conditions of moderate to low flow and medium to low lighting. I haven't had any sweepers bother them and they do coexist fine next to another goni although the stop each other from growing in that direction.
     
  9. 99sf

    99sf Guest

    Beautiful big frag! Thanks for letting me know the conditions that lead to your goniopora thriving. My orange goni colony was doing great... really extension, until I put it too close to a brain/maze coral whose sweepers caused the goni polyps to retract.
     
  10. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    Coral Reefer- I'll bring you a frag tomorrow. any other takers that are going to tomorrow's meeting?
     
  11. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

  12. 99sf

    99sf Guest

    I would love a frag, but am not sure if I qualify, due to the recent retraction of my orange goni polyps. I am fortunate to have access to Screebo's nice coral saw. Will be at tomorrow's meeting.
     
  13. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    99sf- I'll bring you the 2nd frag. so far this coral has had a 100% success rate in several different tanks, so I suggest giving it a shot if you have a medium/ low flow area you can put it.
     
  14. 99sf

    99sf Guest

    Yay, thank you! I plan to keep the success rate going.
     
  15. 99sf

    99sf Guest

    Thanks again Bill... the polyps have already opened & fully extended. I'm excited about watching this mini-colony grow.
     
  16. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Bill, thanks for the hookup, unfortunately I lost it. My red one is still clinging to life, barely, and my blue one is just now finally coming back to life after a long long struggle. Sorry I failed
     

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