DBTC - Red Table

Discussion in 'DBTC - SPS' started by bee505, Jan 6, 2017.

Red Table
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    • bee505
      • Edgar Sandoval
        Edgar Sandoval
        • Mozby's Reef
          Mozby's Reef
      • nbaiju
      • RandyC
        • Bruce Spiegelman
          Bruce Spiegelman
      • musclebenz
      • Corallus
      • justjohno
    1. reeffer

      reeffer Supporting Member

      Interested on a frag if its available.
    2. Edgar Sandoval

      Edgar Sandoval Supporting Member

      One of my favorite pieces. Started growing and coloring up when I got the radions. [​IMG]

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    3. jepoy

      jepoy Supporting Member

      Beautiful! Question about this coral.. when a polyp grows does it start off green or red? Reason I ask, at the last fragswap the only stick that I picked up was supposed to be a red table.. when I got it, it was all white and looked more like just a skeleton. But I placed it on one of my rocks nearest to the light and just left it there. It's fallen to the sand a few times, gotten overgrown by GHA, and I could've sworn it was already dead. Last week when I was about to finally toss it out, i saw a single green polyp growing from it's base! So now I'm wondering if I actually lucked out and got myself one of these beauties.
    4. Kmooresf

      Kmooresf Supporting Member

      The polyps themselves are generally red and the base is green. Can take time to start growing and showing the red, as the green is initially dominant.........as it grows, the red becomes dominant. I wouldn’t throw it out though. You never know, and I am not aware of any terrible green polyp nuisance coral. LOL!

      This is my current Red Planet

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    5. jepoy

      jepoy Supporting Member

      To be honest, I did think it was bubble algae at first, it wasn’t until I took it out of the tank and took a closer look that I realized it was a polyp! There are some “white skeleton” above my baby polyp, should I trim the skeleton to let more light get to the polyp or should I just leave it be?

      Nice colony! I hope my tiny poly grows up to be like that someday lol

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    6. Kmooresf

      Kmooresf Supporting Member

      LOL! That’s a nice surprise. I usually trim off any dead stuff, to allow the healthy tissue to grow. Although, new growth is often white.....clean white. If it looks like it could be brown, or have algae on it.....pretty safe to trim it off.

      SPS are funny things. Over the years I figured out that when things are good in the tank........stuff grows pretty darn fast. However, when something goes wrong (alk drops, mag drops, too much fluctuation in PH or temp, Phosphate spikes, etc, etc, etc) it tends to stop all growth. Usually takes a week or so to notice the growth has stopped (unless it’s bad enough to cause RTN or something) then another week to figure out the problem and fix it. Then a couple more weeks before stuff starts to grow again. That happens a lot, until you start to see patterns, and correct them before it becomes a problem. The more problems you correct and anticipate, the longer the growth spurts and your coral get bigger. Maybe others don’t have to learn the hard way, but I sure do. Ha!!

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    7. RandyC

      RandyC Supporting Member

      Unfortunately, my red table piece started to STN about 3-4 weeks ago and I lost about 1/2 the encrustation and the branch I originally got, but it looks to have stabilized and it hasn't lost any more flesh. Interestingly enough, the half that survived is getting some crazy polyp extension and has some deep red polyp color I have never gotten before. Keeping my fingers crossed that the worse is over.

    8. enaldy

      enaldy Supporting Member

      if it still available I will be glad to get one
    9. Flagg37

      Flagg37 Colorado member

      Dang that looks almost like euphilia with all that pe.
    10. jorahx4

      jorahx4 Supporting Member

      wow those are beautiful! dibs on a frag one day =]
    11. Edgar Sandoval

      Edgar Sandoval Supporting Member

      I got a frag I can give you

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    12. jorahx4

      jorahx4 Supporting Member

      ill get back with you later. i want to make sure my tank can successfully keep sps before i house other peoples prized joys.
    13. RandyC

      RandyC Supporting Member

      Yeah....it's crazy. I've only seen milleporas get polyp extension that far out. Need to find the secret formula.
    14. Adit0

      Adit0 Supporting Member

      id like to have a frag
    15. Coral reefer

      Coral reefer President

      I suggest making a tank journal so we can see what you’re working with. I am personally more likely to give people drags when I am confident they will be able to do well with them.
    16. RandyC

      RandyC Supporting Member

      Appears the worst is over and it's thriving again. I have a small frag (1/2") that cut a couple of days and wanted to pass a piece along before any other mishaps. The list was long and it looks like from the thread, the order of supporting members that requested a piece is

      1. @Bruce Spiegelman
      2. @gabloo (Think he's on a reefing hiatus though)
      3. @Vincerama2
      4. @scuzy
      5. @Gablami

      ....I'll stop there...I'm sure one of those will grab it. I do plan on being at the frag swap, so you can grab it there if you'd like. You're also welcome to swing by and pick it up before then if you would prefer.

      Here's what the frag looks like.

      And from the top.
      Last edited: Mar 30, 2018
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    17. jorahx4

      jorahx4 Supporting Member

    18. Gablami

      Gablami Supporting Member

      Awesome PE. Yeah I’ll wait in line.

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    19. I'd love to grab it at the swap
    20. Flagg37

      Flagg37 Colorado member

      I noticed you mounted it at a 45 degree angle. I imagine that wasn’t an accident.

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