Hollywood Stunner Chalice in Mountain View

Discussion in 'DBTC - LPS' started by wpeterson, Jan 10, 2016.

Hollywood Stunner
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  1. jonmos75

    jonmos75 Supporting Member

    Sure I will be here tomorrow, but Monday it would have to be after I get off work....
  2. wpeterson

    wpeterson Guest

    I believe @<3-2-reef grabbed a frag of this at the photo workshop today.
  3. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    Can you hold on to one for me? I can pick it up when I return your light. Thanks again for letting me borrow it.
  4. wpeterson

    wpeterson Guest

    I've got two medium sized frags left and one small one. Come get them. Feel free to take one of these @Flagg37 if @Vhuang168 doesn't hook you up.

    The purple and green montis have all been claimed.
  5. dochou

    dochou Supporting Member

    Very nice frags, Thanks! I'll post pics soon.
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  6. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

    20170912_174227.jpg Any supporting members want Hollywood Stunner? I will bring the frags to the swap. I will try to post photo later. Ours grew into a swirling cup shape. Easy care, fast grower, looks cool if you have the space. We had a tank temp spike in summer that killed half the tank, but this came out unscathed.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2017
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  7. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    Hi Maureen,
    We would like one - please.
  8. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    why is your stunner looks grayish ?
  9. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    imo if they are placed in low light they look like Maureen's. If she moves it up into more direct light it will color back up
  10. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

    What color should it be? Maybe it's a poor photo - it is brown with green eyes. It's not in low light - right under a Kessil. I would love to see other people's to compare. I thought it was getting too much light, actually.
  11. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    This is mine


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  12. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

    side-stunner.jpg Wow. Looks a lot different. My eyes are farther apart, mine has less echino surface texture, and a totally different fluted growth shape that I think @Coral reefer surmised was due to flow pattern. My Stunner's overall shape is like a big vase made of leaflike plates - see pic showing the whole side. Thanks for posting the pic @ashburn2k
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  13. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    Chalices will typically only curl up and go vertical when it's chasing light or a rock is in its way.
  14. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    I’m using the 165w Chinese black box blue at 100, white at 30 for light reference

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  15. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit BOD

    Aren't chalices supposed to grow like a chalice? None of mine do though....

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  16. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    The family Pectiniidae has multiple species. I think a lot of what we buy/see are more the encrusting and plating type.

    "Chalices are so-called because they often form cup-shaped colonies upheld by a thin, calcium carbonate skeleton (they are Large-Polyped Scleractians--LPS). However, the name is misleading because there are a number of loosely related species that come from several genera and at least two different families. Some form encrusting colonies, with a lumpy, mountainous look. Others create cup-shaped or foliose formations with their slim skeletal plates."

    Last edited: Sep 13, 2017
  17. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    Sounds like it's time for another experiment for @MolaMola. You should each take a frag of the other person's stunner then place it near the other colony and see how the new frag grows. You could even have a third party take one of each of your frags and see how they grow.
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  18. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    I like that idea!
  19. Ashalye

    Ashalye Webmaster

    Sounds like a great experiment!
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  20. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

    OH YEAH I am all over that experiment! If anybody else wants a piece of the curly growth one, please post as soon as you can because I have to bring my frags home from school this afternoon.
    (One group of students is not keen on the idea because our lone surviving big brittle star hangs out in the center of the cup formation. These are the same students who stopped algae scrubbing one side of the tank because a shrimp "attacked them" when they tried to clean there and decided to triple the feeding amount without telling me so "everyone would get enough food.")
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