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Title: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Gary on April 17, 2018, 12:41:32
Win a $50 gift certificate in the ďKellyj Zoanthid Grow ContestĒ

Kellyj will provide all Premium Members attending the 29 April 2018 2PM club meeting a Zoanthid frag. Participants must post the first week (1 to 7th) of each contest month to the ďKellyj Zoanthid Grow ContestĒ the following:

Photo of the frag
Water parameters
Lighting
Water flow

Contest ends midnight EST 7 September 2018.
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Heinbaughb on April 18, 2018, 12:55:02
This is a great idea. Thanks for putting this contest together for us.


120 gallon mixed reef.
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Crimsonvice on April 18, 2018, 16:13:14
I might try to get in on this. Where is the meeting and what zoa is it?


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Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Reeferntraining on April 18, 2018, 17:20:40
Ditto
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: kellyj on April 19, 2018, 07:43:00
I might try to get in on this. Where is the meeting and what zoa is it?


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Meeting is in Centerville near I-675 and St Rt.48.
Here's a picture of the contest zoa colony--Scrambled eggs.

Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Humphrey on April 25, 2018, 11:04:45
It's on like Donkey Kong
Title: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Heinbaughb on April 30, 2018, 16:56:46
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180430/2b864858b66466798043563ff9d38396.jpg)
Here is my scrambled egg.

Water parameters:
Sg 1.025
PAR 150 under ocean revive LED and ATI coral plus T5 bulbs
Flow low to moderate
Nitrates 25
Phosphate 0.6
Alk 9.5
Calcium 480


120 gallon mixed reef.
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Keith92 on April 30, 2018, 21:38:00
Reef Breeders LED
Salinity 1.025
Cal.  435
Alk.  8.70
Mag. 1300
Low flow
Nitrates 20
PO4.  .015
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: kellyj on May 01, 2018, 08:58:33
Good luck to all participants.  I'm anxious to see the different growth rates everyone gets.  Some of the frags have a small piece of original plug left that I was able to glue to the new plug, others have the polyp directly glued to the new plug.  It will be interesting to see if there is a different growth rate with these two methods.
Kelly
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Reeferntraining on May 02, 2018, 11:28:56
Big shout out to Kellyj for opening his home to us and sponsoring the frag grow out!!

Good luck to all participants.  I'm anxious to see the different growth rates everyone gets.  Some of the frags have a small piece of original plug left that I was able to glue to the new plug, others have the polyp directly glued to the new plug.  It will be interesting to see if there is a different growth rate with these two methods.
Kelly
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Reeferntraining on May 03, 2018, 16:23:51
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180503/e77b9cfdc8bad5f9c851410e5e282d1f.jpg)

1.026
9.34 alk
NO3=5-10
PO4=.04
Moderate flow
Was about 260 par but Iíve lowered my lights some more due to some more burnt corals. Probably 190-210
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Gary on May 06, 2018, 12:33:21
Water Parameters
sg 1.025
Kh 9.0 dKh
Ca 470 ppm
temp 77.9 to 78.5 F
ph 8.23 to 8.32

Lighting
LED Variable 0 to75 (max) PAR (5 inches deep)

High flow
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: kellyj on May 07, 2018, 07:58:30
Sent a reminder to post pictures to the other contestants.
Kelly
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: merlin3 on May 07, 2018, 12:28:27
Sorry havent had time, will try to get pictures tonight, they are in the back of the tank adjusting so not sure i can get pics very well
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Steve on May 07, 2018, 12:35:55
PH 8.3
Alk 9.5
Cal 420
Mag 1260
PAR about 180-200
Temp 78
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: merlin3 on May 07, 2018, 20:50:17
Finally just got home for the night and had to move them to take a pic so of course they closed up.
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Humphrey on May 07, 2018, 21:40:41

Havenít killed it yet!

Ph 8
ALK 9.5
Cal 420
Mag 1300
No3 .05
PO4 .03
200 PAR
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Gary on June 03, 2018, 11:22:19
Don't forget! Post your June Photo and water parameters for KellyJ Zoanthid.

Photo of the frag

Water parameters
- SG 1.025
- Ca >500
- Kh 7.6 dKh
- Mg 1520

Lighting - 85 PAR

Water flow - moderate to high
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Heinbaughb on June 03, 2018, 11:50:17
Don't forget! Post your June Photo and water parameters for KellyJ Zoanthid.

Photo of the frag

Water parameters
- SG 1.025
- Ca >500
- Kh 7.6 dKh
- Mg 1520

Lighting - 85 PAR

Water flow - moderate to high
Gary, am I seeing two new baby zoas on your entry?


120 gallon mixed reef.
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Gary on June 03, 2018, 12:25:33
There does appear to be some tiny nubs. I changed the tank from 2 part to kalkwasser on 5/22/18. Ph for a day runs from 8.25 to just over 8.5. It has been a little unstable but I have been damping out the swings. Shooting for a max of 8.5 (Apex now doesn't allow the ATO to operate for Ph > 8.5). I'm also slowly bring up the Kh (desire 9.0 to 9.5) All the corals appear to be happier and more puffy.
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Heinbaughb on June 03, 2018, 17:54:48
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180603/bc5406c9a9fc82982c63df9ef074d9f3.jpg)


I have 2 zoas. The second one looks like it grew off the original plug that the zoa was attached to.

1.025 salinity
9.3 alk
515 calcium
1250 mag
80 degrees F
Phosphate and Nitrate. Iím not sure.
Same light and flow as original post


120 gallon mixed reef.
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Gary on June 03, 2018, 21:28:39
Your off shoot is as big as the main zoa. That is a lot of growing in a month. Nice job!
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Heinbaughb on June 03, 2018, 22:07:00
Your off shoot is as big as the main zoa. That is a lot of growing in a month. Nice job!
Thanks, I think Iím actually more impressed by the coraline algae taking over.


120 gallon mixed reef.
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Reeferntraining on June 04, 2018, 14:41:39
1 polyp, 3 or 4 nubs...
1.026
DKh=8.5
Ca=430
NO3=5
PO4=.02
Med/Hi flow
Med lighting

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180604/f9895129d4b62620601b89012c3804e5.jpg)
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: kellyj on June 06, 2018, 13:08:54
Reminder to post this month's photos for the contest.
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: merlin3 on June 06, 2018, 17:31:29
Havent had time or been home long enough to get a good pic but heres best i could do.
Sg=1.027(little high, creeped up)
Alk=9
Ca=400
No3=0
Phos=0
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Steve on June 06, 2018, 22:45:33
PH 8.3
Alk 8.5-9
Cal 460
Mag  1300
Nitrates 20
Temp 78
PAR 180-200
I think it has 4 nubs
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Keith92 on June 10, 2018, 18:03:37
PH 8.5
CAL-460
ALK-9.4
MAG 1290
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Humphrey on June 10, 2018, 20:01:27
Iíve gone from 1 polyp to 1 polyp.

 
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Humphrey on July 07, 2018, 17:18:51
Got up to 3 now.

Alk dropped to 6.4 cause doser came unplugged😃
380 cal
.5 nitrate
.03 PO4
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: merlin3 on July 08, 2018, 07:13:56
Updated pic, hard to get a good shot, back frag has 4 polyps and front i think still has only 3.
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Reeferntraining on July 08, 2018, 16:10:04
4 polyps now.

8.65
420
Iíve made a major change to lighting. Dropped all lighting to half what it was when the contest started.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180708/fbead24b98bb0c4ce81616785a095cda.jpg)
Title: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Heinbaughb on July 08, 2018, 23:02:55
3 polyps. Iíve had a few issues come up this month but I think things are back on track.

Salinity creeped up to 1.028 (Added too much mag, ATO failed as well)
Alk fluctuations between 9.5-10.8. (Due to salinity change)
Overdosed Bioclean (didnít need to clean algae off the glass for a week)
Trace element supplementation has been questionable
Experimented with not doing water changes for a few months
Added a Skimz macroalgae reactor

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180709/9a41915607dc0b6aac7a51b31fc4d477.jpg)




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Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Gary on July 09, 2018, 17:17:59
2 Babies and a little algae

Water Parameters
sg 1.021 for a month, up to  1.023 now (my bad, what squirrel)
Kh 9.8 dKh
Ca 500 ppm
temp 78.8 to 81.6 F
ph 8.28 to 8.50

Lighting
LED Variable 0 to75 (max) PAR (5 inches deep)

High flow
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Steve on July 09, 2018, 23:06:11
PH 8.2
Alk 9.5-10
Cal 440
Mag about 1300
Nitrates 20
PAR 180-200
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Gary on July 10, 2018, 00:29:40
Steve,
What ever you are doing appears to working! Wow! 4 babies!
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Heinbaughb on July 10, 2018, 07:48:28
Great job Steve!


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Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Steve on July 10, 2018, 18:19:43
Thanks Guys! Those new Zoanthid Sliders are really working!
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: kellyj on August 06, 2018, 11:16:45
Time to add this month's pictures.  Final month for contest.
Kelly
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Reeferntraining on August 06, 2018, 14:16:01
Ph 8.1
Alk 8.2
Ca 450
Mg 1400
Par around 150

5 polyps now
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180806/d211088530a9942c2c95e7803a5e998c.jpg)
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Heinbaughb on August 06, 2018, 17:14:58
Iím up to 7 polyps. I canít get them all in one picture though.

Alk 9.3
Calcium 470
Medium light and flow
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180806/3c79d16d1f2bfa263601c1afb7966f96.jpg)


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Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Steve on August 07, 2018, 16:59:17
Lotsa babies underneath. All parameters about the same.
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Gary on August 07, 2018, 22:22:04
2 Babies and a lot of algae

Water Parameters
sg 1.025
Kh 8.7 dKh
Ca 500 ppm
temp 79.4 to 80.8 F
ph 8.35 to 8.69

Lighting
LED Kessil PAR 200 (5 inches deep) 8 hour period

High flow
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Humphrey on August 08, 2018, 20:26:43
Sprint to the finish.  Got up to 7 (can only see 6) from front.  Didn't kill it!

Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Gary on September 07, 2018, 11:30:52
Mother, 3 Babies and a nub!

Water Parameters
sg 1.025
Kh 9.2 dKh
Ca 375 ppm
temp 80 to 80.5 F
ph 8.26 to 8.41

Lighting - Cree LED PAR 85 (5 inches deep) 9 hour period

Weekly 15% water change

Medium flow
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Gary on September 07, 2018, 12:06:37
Here is a little better photo. I haven't kill them and they do open up.
Title: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Heinbaughb on September 07, 2018, 14:22:58
My final count is 9.

200 par on 8.5 hour cycle (4 hours of full light)
11.3 Alkalinity (have been running high the past month)
490 calcium
15 nitrate
Medium flow
1.025 salinity
81-82F
 
This photo shows 1-8
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180907/38eb04927dacd9045072f1e45190c7a8.jpg)


And number 9 is the little guy on the top middle.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180907/46ed69a5e37290fbd03e4a5dab155764.jpg)

Fun contest. We should do it again next year.



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Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Reeferntraining on September 07, 2018, 16:52:16
These Zoas have really taken off the last few weeks. Have 8 polyps and 3 nubs. Due to the angle, I couldnít get a sharp picture of all the heads. The glass distorts the macro lens.

1.0255
DKh 8.6
Ca 430
Ph= 7.9-8.25
180 Par
Medium to high flow

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180907/9fd11f935f4377156340063d1443a5a1.jpg)
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Heinbaughb on September 08, 2018, 21:54:58
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180909/769d6658c86760e918b2e1de01303b32.jpg)

Ah well I found a 10th polyp. I assume it was hidden when I took my photos yesterday? What happened to the others who were participating..


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Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Steve on September 10, 2018, 18:59:53
12 polyps plus multiple nubs. Parameters all about the same.
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: kellyj on September 11, 2018, 09:06:44
WE HAVE A WINNER!!! :be happy:

Congrats to Steve who ended up with over 12 polyps.  Also, congrats to Brian (heinbaughb) with a close second place.  Thanks to the club for adding a second place prize ($25 gift card).  Thanks to all who participated.
This should be a yearly event.
Kelly
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Steve on September 11, 2018, 11:09:28
Thanks Kelly, I would have to agree about the yearly contest.
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Gary on September 11, 2018, 11:15:39
Kelly,
  Thanks for starter zoas and making it possible!

Everyone,
  Great job to all that participated.

Congratulations to Steve (Grand Poobah) and Brian (heinbaughb) for running a very close competition!
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: erky on September 11, 2018, 21:01:32
fun fun, sign me up for the next one!
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Humphrey on September 11, 2018, 21:29:11
My favorite part was that Kelly had to give me free zoas.
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: kellyj on September 12, 2018, 07:46:15
My favorite part was that Kelly had to give me free zoas.
That's funny Jim, my favorite part was giving away free zoas.  :be happy:
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Keith92 on September 13, 2018, 22:29:15
I'm shocked I didn't win. I know I have the dirtiest water.  :beee:
Title: Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
Post by: Humphrey on September 13, 2018, 23:34:39
That big meat coral of yours would have eaten them.