Yellow polyped Tonga Acro

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  1. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

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    I can make 2 frags of of this purple tip with yellow polyp Acro. This one originally came from Tonga in some of the early shipments that Jim sent over. I think that would have been around October or so of 2005.

    I'm blasting this one with a 250w 20k Radium. The coral is under about an inch of water, with the light down very low. I started doing that in my prop tank after checking out what Hunter(Lucky Goldfish) was doing with his corals.

    Who do I want to get this frag? LMK if:

    - you are a BAR, MARS, SEABay, CVR, NVR, RARE, etc member.
    - you will post frags of your own cool(whatever that mean to you) coral on this forum for propping.
    - you are good with SPS.
    - you agree to frag to at least 1 other person for free before trading etc.
    - you can pick it up from me at a BAR meeting or in Alameda.
    - and preferably can post growth pics to this thread periodically.

    I'll figure some way to pick a name. If your name doesn't get picked, maybe you can get one of the next batch/generation of frags? :)

    Targeted tank parameters:

    Alk 3.45 meq
    Ca 430 ppm
    Mg 1350 ppm
    pH 8.3
    s.g. 1.025
    temp 76 (Tonga temps :D )
     
  2. bareefers

    bareefers BOD

    I'd love a frag!
     
  3. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    My tank is so empty. I would like to have a frag too.
     
  4. bareefers

    bareefers BOD

    looks beautiful, i'd like to be in line for a frag there are any left.. ;D
     
  5. Elite

    Elite Guest

    Man I shoulda check out your tank when I'm there. ;D
     
  6. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Haha... one of my non-reefin friends says that the frag tank reminds her an old fashioned candy store because of all the little goodies lined up :D
     
  7. northbay-reefer

    northbay-reefer Honorary Member

    Mr Ugly ... I would love to have a piece, my tank have lots of light and lot of current :D :D, but I havent had anything "unique" to give away yet so if you dont have enough then please give me low priority.

    my tank parameter

    cal 420
    alk 7-8
    mag 1350
    tank size 210, with 85 gal fuge, 40 gal sump
    water change every two weeks
    lights 250 wat halide, parallel with 150 watt halide supplement with VHO actinics
    temp 77-80
    ph 8.3
    flow ... moderate to high
    SPS are growing like crazy :D :D
     
  8. bareefers

    bareefers BOD

    hey norman, just wondering.. is the tongan acro still holding its yellow skin or is it shifting to green?
     
  9. dswong01

    dswong01 Supporting Member

    What your water temp?
     
  10. bareefers

    bareefers BOD

    hey dudley.. :)

    if you are asking about my water temp i generally keep around 77-78 winter/78-79/80 summer.. but my question was more wondering about normans' as i don't think he passed these out on the DBTC yet.. just wondering as i got a yellow skin acro a few months back (different than this tongan), shifted to key lime green.. just wondering if yellow is a relatively harder color to maintain..
     
  11. dswong01

    dswong01 Supporting Member

    I believe the tongan corals like cooler water to maintain color.
     
  12. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Ok, how about Perry and Northbay(thanks for posting your tank info) for the first two, and we'll see how it goes?

    Kenzo, the polyps are yellow, and the body is yellowish with areas of green. Pretty much like in the pic.

    It was a pretty big piece, but I had fragged it down to mostly a stump and stuck it in the frag tank.

    Hard to tell on color, but so far this is what has come back.
     
  13. northbay-reefer

    northbay-reefer Honorary Member

    Thanks mister Ugly, I guess the best way to pick up the frag is during the next meeting ?
     
  14. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    Thanks Norman. Will I be able to pick it up from the BACFM?
     
  15. bareefers

    bareefers BOD

    sounds nice norman, i'll wait for the second gen.. other than the yellow porites i haven't found much thats more yellow skin than green.. ;D
     
  16. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    Okay I received a frag of Norman's YPTA today at the BACFM.
     
  17. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    Ops. I actually got the blue green tenius and not the yellow polyps tonga acro. But Norman PM me that he'll bring the YPTA to the June meeting.

    -perry
     
  18. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Will bring frags to the June 9th meeting for Tom and Perry.
     
  19. northbay-reefer

    northbay-reefer Honorary Member

    Norman, cool thanks. Since its been a while, the frags should have grown into a colony by now right ?? :D :D
     
  20. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Hehe... they are going to be fresh cut. Didn't have room to spread out a bunch of loose frags :D

    Besides, if I grew it out for you, that would defeat the purpose of you being a DBTC farmer :D
     

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