What coral should we grow out for the next contest?

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  1. Baykes

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    My personal vote would be either a chalice or another zoa/paly, but to be honest I would be excited to participate in any grow out contest. Well that is except an SPS one because I don't thin my tank could handle those guys yet:p
     
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    Pectinia
     
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  3. RobMcC

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    yep, you will, but they are such finicky corals it will be pot luck if it thrives or dies. A few of the blastos I look over the last few months have a few new heads already, but I lost others for no reason.

    I guess blastos could be interesting though, if for an experiment in survival if nothing else.
     
  4. 650-IS350

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    Don't chalices grow slow?

    Some more rare pieces of SPS?
     
  5. Enderturtle

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    Depends on the chalice and tank conditions.

    But I want to say yes chalice grow too slow for a contest. I havent really seen any sucessful chalice grow out contests from other clubs.
     
  6. neuro

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    it took my miami hurricane chalice more than 2 years to grow an inch or so
     
  7. Enderturtle

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    Yeah two main things about suggesting corals for grow out contests.
    1. Has to grow enough that we can measure growth within 6 months to 1 year.
    2. We have to be able to measure growth realistically
      • Examples: new polyps, length increases,
     
  8. Ahruk

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    What about a plating or branching monti? They're a realively easy SPS (mine have survived tempatures from 69-85 degrees) I also think it would be easier to measure these ones then the encrusting montis. I dont know if it would grow fast enough though (monti experts please chime in) or if other people are interested. Currently the forest fire monti is at the top of my coral wish list so let's do that one, okay? :p
     
  9. Tskiller

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    Fuzzy sticks!
     
  10. Ahruk

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    Lol montis are the best fuzzy sticks :p and fuzzy rocks
     
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  11. humu

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    Leptoseris, or Cyphastrea? Both hardy and relatively good growers... Plus lots of cool looking ones out there...

    Branching Cyphastrea is cool...
     
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  12. HiFidelity

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    sounds like SPS is the easiest suitable category to pick from.

    I haven't seen many "rare" SPS in DBTC or the frag swap, maybe this can be a good way to get some nice specimens going in our little BAR community.
     
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    Im keen in taking part in the next one, I vote any LPS
     
  15. Coral reefer

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    Stylophora or montipora digitata
     
  16. RavenSF

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    Id definitely like to get into the next contest. My vote would be for acans, acros or chalices.
     
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  17. muhli

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    I vote chalice as well
     
  18. Enderturtle

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    Ive been looking at a chalice colony at Aquatic Collection and Cali Reef. They look niiiiice!
     

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