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Thanks, had to start it all over when I electrocuted everything.  First when I started the hobby I thought zoas were going to be my favorite, no, then I thought acans, no, it was flowers.    How big are yours?  Because once they get 2-2.5" they'll be of age to spawn and you'll find out their gender.

 

I have 2 at or larger than 2 inches.  A third is close.  The remaining ones are between 1/2 and 1 inch.  It will take some time but it will be fun once it happens.  


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I have 2 at or larger than 2 inches.  A third is close.  The remaining ones are between 1/2 and 1 inch.  It will take some time but it will be fun once it happens.  

 

Gotta love reef porn!  It's just fascinating to me because you can't make duplicates by fragging, you have to let nature do it's thing and be surprised by what happens.   


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Gotta love reef porn!  It's just fascinating to me because you can't make duplicates by fragging, you have to let nature do it's thing and be surprised by what happens.   

 

lol yes.  I just want them to get busy now  :naughtydance:



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lol yes.  I just want them to get busy now  :naughtydance:

 

I have some Barry White I need to play for them.  I seriously bought the cd just for them.  I heard plants do better w/ music.  It would be cool if you could somehow pipe it into the tank.


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my rockflower is being hosted by An Anemone Crab.

 

Its in a hard to clean area.

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my rockflower is being hosted by An Anemone Crab.

 

Cool, picture??  I want some one day.


http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/371858-Bloomin-Tank-of-GeNRosity/ Wet 4/1/2016!!!!!

http://www.nano-reef...-and-shameless/10g, Nameless & Shameless July 7, 2015-

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I posted a picture of it in my previous post. very hard to shoot spot because my water reserve sits next to it.


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Hey guys,

 

I just wanted to share a few pics of some RFAs that have been born in my tank.  They look terrific under my new Nanobox Duo Plus M that I received few days ago.  I highly recommend Nanobox fixtures.  My anemones have never looked better!  These pics are taking with my Samsung S7 and truly represent how awesome the RFAs look in person  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:

 

 

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Stunning rock flowers, love the colours there producing!

 

I'm setting up my second tank soon so will separate the nicest ones for selective breeding. Can't wait!



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Stunning rock flowers, love the colours there producing!

 

I'm setting up my second tank soon so will separate the nicest ones for selective breeding. Can't wait!

You sir have an impressive collection of RFAs and I noticed that you have been getting some pretty nice babies.



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Hey guys,

 

I just wanted to share a few pics of some RFAs that have been born in my tank.  They look terrific under my new Nanobox Duo Plus M that I received few days ago.  I highly recommend Nanobox fixtures.  My anemones have never looked better!  These pics are taking with my Samsung S7 and truly represent how awesome the RFAs look in person  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:

 

 

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Do you use some sort of gel lens to make the colors show up? I tried using my iPhone 7 but the blue LEDs drown out everything!
I also have the Nanobox Duo Plus M  ;)


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Do you use some sort of gel lens to make the colors show up? I tried using my iPhone 7 but the blue LEDs drown out everything!
I also have the Nanobox Duo Plus M  ;)

No gel lens or anything else buddy.  The Samsung S7 takes amazing pictures.  I have tried taking pics with my friend's iPhone 6 and 7 and the pictures turn out pretty crappy.  I believe the camera on the Galaxy 7 is much better than the iPhone.



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You sir have an impressive collection of RFAs and I noticed that you have been getting some pretty nice babies.

Thanks, tank has had some problems which i'm hoping to sort out with addition of extra tank then it should be all systems go. 

Picked up another Bali rock flower nem this week, interested to see if they will interbreed with the regulars and through up some unusual colours.

 

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Thanks, tank has had some problems which i'm hoping to sort out with addition of extra tank then it should be all systems go. 
Picked up another Bali rock flower nem this week, interested to see if they will interbreed with the regulars and through up some unusual colours.
 
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I bought my first RFA yesterday at Reefapalooza for my little 5 gallon softie tank. Out of all my purchases, I was most excited with this one! I checked on it just before lights went out but it was nowhere in sight. It has completely disappeared. I have some recordias on the sand bed. Is it possible that they ate it? That seems a bit far fetched to me but it's all I can come up with. I'm so upset about this.

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Minidoll, it probably went under a rock.
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Should I take eut my rocks to find it or just leave it alone?

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Should I take eut my rocks to find it or just leave it alone?

Leave it be for a while.  It'll likely come out on its own.  Probably in a place where you can't easily see it....


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Liking the colours on this baby!

 

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Baby rock flowers.  Never saw the spawning event but Ive seen several babies over the last couple of days now.  Most of which I can't get pictures of in the big tank.

 

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All I had to take pictures was the cell phone.  Hope the colors develop more with time.  There is also a bright green skirt with red face that I have seen but was hiding when I had the camera out. I have already seen a couple of them catch and eat small pieces of food so hopefully they will grow quickly.


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Thank you Seabass and Slowtwitch for your help! I'll just leave it be and hope that it will reappear soon.
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Should I take eut my rocks to find it or just leave it alone?

I'd probably at least look for it.  Sometimes they reappear on their own, and sometimes they stay in an unlit area (to their own detriment).  You won't be able to move it off the rock, but you might be able to reorient the rock to give it some light.


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WTF, why does everyone get babies but me?!? I've had rock flowers for more than a year and a half now. No way I have 18 all the same gender!  <_<


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WTF, why does everyone get babies but me?!?

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I'm not sure; but just out of curiosity, do you have lots of flow?



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:(

 

I'm not sure; but just out of curiosity, do you have lots of flow?

 

I wouldn't say lots. I have the stock pump (IM 10), plus an RW-4 set on the lowest speed, using a half power adapter. 

 

I have 3 big ones, palm sized. 3-4 are quarter sized or smaller. And the rest somewhere in between. Never witnessed any spawning though. Wondering if there's something I could be doing differently?


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29 gallon BioCube - jul '14 - apr '16, retired

IM Nuvo Fusion 20 - apr '15 - apr '16, retired