Category: coral

toughlikebobo: Benefits of dating someone who…

toughlikebobo:

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!

Two new frags… A pink Paly and Mint Gre…

Two new frags…
A pink Paly and Mint Green Pavona…
Happy Reefing to everyone and as always, thanks for visiting my page and liking my pics, you all keep me motivated!

I got an okay-ish picture of the blue mushroom…

I got an okay-ish picture of the blue mushroom! Coral colors just don’t translate well into photos

Up-close mushroom pics bc I love them

Up-close mushroom pics bc I love them

The new Duncan!!

The new Duncan!!

Setosa Sunday…

Setosa Sunday…

The black sun coral was opened up nice last ni…

The black sun coral was opened up nice last night! It’s not often it opens up like that, so it’s always cool to see

BioReef was at Reefapalooza! I’ve been to thei…

BioReef was at Reefapalooza! I’ve been to their store and it’s absolutely stunning. They get so many unique and rare things. They have a Space Invader – the green and yellow stony in the bottom pic – in their store that’s many times the size of that piece. It’s impressive. And expensive.

The frags I got from Your Reef at Reefapalooza…

The frags I got from Your Reef at Reefapalooza! I can’t remember the name of the sps in the top picture, but there’s two yumas – one had really pretty orange in the center, but it doesn’t look like it shows in my light, and the other has a cute stripe coming out from the center – and a zoa frag. All the corals are a little bit closed from me handling them.

My black sun coral budded a new head! You can …

My black sun coral budded a new head! You can kinda see it between the two bigger ones, it’s having its first meal