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Well I bit the bullet the other day at my LFS…

They had some really nice orange branching hammer frags that someone brought in to the store. They were pricey but I couldn’t say no…

Happy Sunday Reefing!!

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Some black light pictures of the reef!! There’s some pretty intense green going on.

Yoshi was not pleased with the light being shined on his house.

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One of the vendors has this beautiful Australian spider sponge! I’ve only seen it once before. Unfortunately it does very poorly in aquariums.

The red is a red tree sponge, and the white parts are a parasitic zoa that encrust it! The zoas growth has to be kept in check otherwise they may choke out the sponge. Amazing, but honestly best left in the wild.

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Happy Sunday Reefing everyone!

Here’s a shot from each of my tanks, the Zoas are from the big tank, the Green Sinularia is from my softie tank and Harriet was photobombing my Rose Bubble Tip from the anemone tank…

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It’s not the greatest pic in the world, but I just snagged this chalice coral frag from my LFS…

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New addition today! A lovely frag of Ice Fire Echinata, what a beautiful coral! One pic under relatively white lights, and one (for fun) with just the AI Prime’s UV and Violet channels + an orange filter. I love seeing how corals fluoresce!

Oh wow :0!!!!!! I’d love to hear some more about it! Is it photosynthetic? I’ve never heard of this coral before but I am in Love

It is pretty lovely isn’t it! So this piece is an Acropora Echinata, it is photosynthetic (in the way that most coral is considered photosynthetic, in that they technically aren’t.) In the reefkeeping hobby you’ll mostly find two color varieties, the one pictured above which was named Ice Fire, and another vibrant solid blue one known as the Hawkins Echinata. They are considered slightly more advanced corals to keep, but like most coral, specimens that have been kept in captivity for longer periods of time will be much hardier.

Amazing! Thanks!!

wart-speed-ahead: New addition today! A lovel…

wart-speed-ahead:

New addition today! A lovely frag of Ice Fire Echinata, what a beautiful coral! One pic under relatively white lights, and one (for fun) with just the AI Prime’s UV and Violet channels + an orange filter. I love seeing how corals fluoresce!

Oh wow :0!!!!!! I’d love to hear some more about it! Is it photosynthetic? I’ve never heard of this coral before but I am in Love

We went to the fav reef store yesterday~!! The…

We went to the fav reef store yesterday~!! They have a barracuda

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Benefits of dating someone who works at a LFS, customer brought in this yellow finger gorgonian that was getting too big for their tank and gave it to her, for free! From what I’ve read, they’re a non photo synthetic (NPS) coral which means they don’t care too much about light, but have to be fed. I know gorgonians can struggle to thrive in home aquariums because they have to be fed, but we feed other corals directly so I hope it will do well. My biggest concern right now is that I’m fighting a terrible battle with algae and algae could be deadly to the gorgonian. To combat this, the gorgonian is currently in the lower part of the tank in one of the highest flow parts of the tank. We’re debating increasing flow to the whole tank, but we’ll see how it goes for right now.

Under the blues, the polyps look almost lavender and it’s the only yellow in the tank so it stands out nicely. I’m so excited!

Love these guys! I usually keep my NPS under the arches of my rock work – it’s nice and shady and the flow tends to go through them well. For gorgonians I’ve heard they need a certain water speed to be able to filterfeed – if it’s too fast they can’t grab anything, and thus won’t have much polyp extension. It’s a beautiful coral! Good luck!