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Promised you some updates bro, so here we are. It lost alot of the pink during transition, but now its coming in strong again. Pretty good growth for 3-4 weeks on a SUPER fresh cut. Has grown a little more since this pic also. Should have a branch that I can frag soon. Already popping side nubs everywhere.

Beautiful Acro. It's graduated to a frag now. :D It really should have been sold to you encrusted like that in the first place considering the price. :)
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Beautiful Acro. It's graduated to a frag now. :D It really should have been sold to you encrusted like that in the first place considering the price. :)

lol...unfortunately whats a "Frag" everywhere else in the world, is a colony here. Its just the nature of the beast. Ive accepted it and embraced it. There is pro's and con's to both sides. Much easier to control pest and a proper QT on a small piece vs a mariculture/wild colony. I honestly do not buy encrusted coral anymore. If I do, I rip it off the plug anyway and throw away the encrustment. When you deal with the level of pest I do in a retail store it changes your views on things. Priority #1 is making sure my systems are clean. Not easy to do in 6,000 gallons of water :)

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lol...unfortunately whats a "Frag" everywhere else in the world, is a colony here. Its just the nature of the beast. Ive accepted it and embraced it. There is pro's and con's to both sides. Much easier to control pest and a proper QT on a small piece vs a mariculture/wild colony. I honestly do not buy encrusted coral anymore. If I do, I rip it off the plug anyway and throw away the encrustment. When you deal with the level of pest I do in a retail store it changes your views on things. Priority #1 is making sure my systems are clean. Not easy to do in 6,000 gallons of water :)

That's not a colony bro. :lol: It will be in a year if you let it grow. :naughtydance:

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Promised you some updates bro, so here we are. It lost alot of the pink during transition, but now its coming in strong again. Pretty good growth for 3-4 weeks on a SUPER fresh cut. Has grown a little more since this pic also. Should have a branch that I can frag soon. Already popping side nubs everywhere.

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Damn that's a gorgeous piece !!! What's the name of that one ? I need to stop by the store,it's been too long.

 

 

 

How's your tank holding up Shaun ?

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How's your tank holding up Shaun ?

Tank is good thanks, nothing new added - really just in cruise control at the moment letting it grow. :)
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Mr Pacman and Nasuta;

Couple of quick snaps tonight under B+ only.

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Dude... you make that look like a forest, great snaps!

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That's not a colony bro. :lol: It will be in a year if you let it grow. :naughtydance:

Lol...I don't think you understood what I was saying. It was a joke. I was saying how small the frags are here in the states compared to everywhere else. Come on bro. You really think I would call that a colony? Trust me, I know what a colony is. I only have a bunch spanning 20" plus. :)

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Tank is looking good Shaun, love the way everything is growing out again.

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Dude... you make that look like a forest, great snaps!

Thanks Jay, I really love that coral - it's looking more and more like a pink and green forest with it's growth pattern. :)

 

Damn :o

Getting there. :)

 

Tank is looking good Shaun, love the way everything is growing out again.

Thanks Mark, getting there slowly, still fighting the GHA but whatever. :lol:
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Acropora Friday;
The Secale is looking really good again and so is unknown brown number 2. :)

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Some shots from this morning. For once it's not the sun behind the corals, there was a yellow bag and it looked cool. :lol:

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Blue and yellow. :wub:

Polyps. :wub:

How is your little fraglet? He must be getting big?

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Blue and yellow. :wub:

Polyps. :wub:

How is your little fraglet? He must be getting big?

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He is very well thanks, turning 1 on Friday. Time is going way too fast, it's a great age now though. :)

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He is very well thanks, turning 1 on Friday. Time is going way too fast, it's a great age now though. :)

 

Things people with kids say...

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Things people with kids say...

:lol: Indeed.
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loving the tank man one day when I have more time on me I would like to do acro dominated tank.

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I have been spending some time following this thread and even saw it when it was from the beginning and I just want to say what a setup! You're attention to detail on the scaping and coral placement is stellar along with your mad photography skills! Pretty jelly my man, pretty jelly.

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Hi Shaun, any updates? I'm getting withdrawal symptoms :D

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Hi Shaun, any updates? I'm getting withdrawal symptoms :D

 

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