Let talk chalice

Discussion in 'Coral' started by northbay-reefer, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. northbay-reefer

    northbay-reefer Honorary Member

    :party: hey am the first one posting in this forum so let party ... yayyyyyy
     
  2. iani

    iani Guest

    Second. :)

    What about chalices do you want to talk about.
     
  3. badbread

    badbread Guest

    Ok, so I have a chalice that was mounted on a 2x2" cube of rock, it's reached the bottom of the rock and it looks like it is starting to fan out at the edges. Do chalices need to have a medium to grow on or will they plate out and grow themselves?
     
  4. badbread

    badbread Guest

    Question 2: What do you guys feed your chalices?
     
  5. northbay-reefer

    northbay-reefer Honorary Member

    Chalice does need something as a base like sand or a flat area to keep it from wraping its edges under itself, I don't feed mine but some people do.

    Iani, well I wanna know all of different people's experiences with chalice so I can learn :D so lets start with a list and then we can talk about their different needs :D

    Currently I have:

    Bazooka Joe .. like ledium light
    darthmaul .. like shaded light
    pink lady .. am trying medium light
    green .. medium light
    orange ..medium light
    alien eye .. low light
    some kind of water melon medium light
    frag of red water melon .. low light
    orange and teal green one ... medium light

    What do you have?
     
  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Yanno a thread about cool corals without pictures just stinks! So I just took pictures today (ok not specifically for this thread :))... here's one I won a raffle, "Alien Invader" chalice. It really isn't in as low light as the picture seems, it's just the white bottom over saturates most of the picture (it literally told me 1/320 shutter speed!).

    Most of my other chalices are back of tank, couple of T5s (blue & actinic) through acrylic with salt on it etc etc, so its hard to snap a picture without a serious glass cleaning.
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  7. badbread

    badbread Guest

    Peectures?!!

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    This is the chalice i'm talking about up there. I think it was coined "BAR raffle chalice 1?"

    It's totally encrusted the whole piece of rock it is on in the picture.
     
  8. northbay-reefer

    northbay-reefer Honorary Member

    ok now we are talking :D

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  9. iani

    iani Guest

    Not all chalices need something to grow on. True chalices will actually plate out and up. Hence the name chalice.
     
  10. screebo

    screebo Guest

    If your Alien Eye is actually Echinopora, then it is indeed a true chalice that is scrolling rather than most Echinophillia which build a more traditional skeleton. It will grow very fast and be fine in medium light. It will also extend tenticles about 2" long and sting the ta ta out of anything close.
    Front two frags: Vivid Firefly Echinophora
    I'm told it's original name was Alien Eye, scrolling true chalice



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  11. badbread

    badbread Guest

    iani,
    So is the chalice pic I posted a "true chalice?"

    What constitutes a true chalice and if what I have isn't one, what is it?
     
  12. glee

    glee Guest

    what are fake chalices called?
     
  13. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    chalices
     
  14. glee

    glee Guest

    that's what i thought. not sure why people use true in front of corals. makes it sound like other corals are fake.
     
  15. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Well the word chalice gets thrown around for lots of corals, kind of like "Monti cap" does for most any coral that plates, or "Zoa" for any type of palythoa/zoanthid type of coral. Although in the case of chalice it really is a generic name. But hey if people can call a particular coral say the "True Undata" then why the heck not True Chalice :D
     
  16. glee

    glee Guest

    Imo the word true isn't needed. If it's an undata it's an undata. Do ppl use fake to describe a coral? Any way, sorry to get off topic. "presses button" resume thread.
     
  17. screebo

    screebo Guest

    The concept of a "fake chalice"
    Makes me laugh out loud!
    Chalice "knock off's"

    I've heard some referred to as "premium" chalice and "original" Ooooooooo sounds expensive!
     
  18. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    My favorite is along the lines of "Grade A" and "Ultra grade" etc corals.
     
  19. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Only when they have the "true" version and want to express how true there's is :D

    The ultra grade etc, that simply is a method by which to classify the costliness (i.e. how much they want to sell it for)... I've seen some "ultra grade acans" where I had to go .. really? It's red.
     
  20. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    in my opinion chalices look like melted mold sometimes... prove me wrong! give me a frag that looks awesome ;) hehehe
     

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