DBTC - Red Table

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

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Red Table
Chain Started on:
01/06/2017
Latest Updated on:
02/06/2017
Chain Length:
31 days
Most Generous Donors:
bee505
Most Single Donations:
5
Number of Transactions:
6
Currently Growing:
6
Currently Available:
0
Currently Failures:
0
Currently Unknown:
0
    • bee505
      bee505
      01/06/2017
      • Edgar Sandoval
        Edgar Sandoval
        01/07/2017
      • nbaiju
        nbaiju
        01/07/2017
      • RandyC
        RandyC
        01/07/2017
      • musclebenz
        musclebenz
        02/02/2017
      • Corallus
        Corallus
        02/06/2017
    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
      [​IMG]


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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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