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Gig 'em @ NDstructible

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  1. The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    Haha well you had better hope that I'm clumsy and accidentally break off a branch. I don't plan on fragging it until it's grown out into a decent sized colony. This frag is beautiful, but the coral looks best as a large colony when you can see color gradients. It's an amazing coral that in lower light sections the polyps are green, but up in higher light they turn red/orange. So with a large colony you'll see green polyps towards the base of the coral that morph into warmer colors towards the tips So that's what I'm aiming for with this guy. Eventually frags will have to be made once it becomes crowded in that area, it's a good thing you're the most patient member of this club!
  2. Jeeps Gone Reef On 300g Build

    Man, I had my AC go out on me in August of last year, that was a real pain! Sorry to hear you're going through the same issue. The one bright side is it's October and the weather isn't in the triple digits. I have no clue on a 3200 sq ft house, my home is less than half that size and we paid a little over $3k for a new condensing unit and evaporator coil. It would be easy to say twice the sq ft, twice the price! But honestly who knows. I imagine the price difference will be in the condensing unit since yours will need to be rated much larger than mine. The evaporator coil (if yours even needs to be replaced, hopefully not, my house is 33 years old so I needed to upgrade to the newest coolant standards) would be roughly the same price IMO.
  3. New to the club

    Welcome to the club! I'm glad the news is spreading about us. Your tanks look amazing! I wish my tanks looked that good in my first year in the hobby
  4. The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    Yeah I've realized, now that many of my original corals have grown into full colonies, that I did not originally plan my color placements very well. I have a lot of similar colored colonies close to each other and it makes the overall tank layout look a bit funky. I'm definitely more aware of my placement of coral frags these days to be sure that I have good color balance throughout the tank in the future.
  5. The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    One of the corals I bought from AquaSD a couple months ago I bought because it looked like it had the potential to be a combination or blue, red, and green. AMAZING!!! [emoji7][emoji857][emoji857] Well as corals directly from the ocean tend to do, it completely lost those colors and became a drab green with nice blue tips. Yeah it looked nice, but nothing special. Well tonight I was looking at it with actinics on, and it looks like red is starting to slowly reappear! Whoop! So pumped if this trend continues, it could be a real stunner if it does. And here's my little collection of "high end" frags. I'm currently in a stage of "high end" expansion for a better coral portfolio [emoji848]I just think they look pretty.
  6. Rob’s 150 reboot

    Great to see a reboot! And it looks like you're on a path to a knock out tank. I look forward to watching this progression!
  7. Acropora millepora frags for genomics

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it sounds like senescence really only occurs in the older part of a coral where there has been no new growth in a while. The actively growing parts of a coral where new polyps are being developed don't appear to portray senescence. If that's the case, then as long as growing colonies are kept then there's not too much to worry about. The only risk is low genetic diversity of only maintaining one strain, which leaves it vulnerable to a complete wipe out if a disease is introduced in the aquarium trade that it is prone to.
  8. Are these diatoms?

    I have a paly rock you're more than welcome to have if you want to put a resilient coral in there to help with a cycle. Just send me a PM if you want it.
  9. The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    Yeah I don't know what it is, I got it from@juiceman, but as far as I can tell it's a hyacinthus. It's similar to the red planet, but a bit darker red. Maybe Juiceman will chime in and remind me what it is.
  10. The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    Sorry, I can't really read what you said Ty, there's this bright blurry spot in my vision now from looking at that thing. Pretty sure it's 100% fluorescent [emoji43]
  11. The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    Half tank shot during the actinics only hour. That JG Yellow colony from FarmerTy is unreasonably bright!!
  12. Are these diatoms?

    Personally I would be hesitant to add too much too quickly, especially more delicate corals. It's been my experience that Acropora corals don't fare well with diatoms around. I just want to throw out a word of warning to adding too much to a tank at one time, making changes in a reef tank should be akin to steering a ship. You make small adjustments and the affects are seen later down the road.
  13. the jolt 1̶5̶0̶ 180

    Corals are looking great!
  14. Greetings Texas from Florida

    Welcome to the club! There are tons of great and knowledgeable people on this forum who are more than willing to offer advice and help. Feel free to ask lots of questions, there are no dumb questions in this hobby. I look forward to helping where I can and seeing your tank builds!
  15. The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    Well I've been brainwashed by a certain neighbor on this forum