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Offline merlin3

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Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #25 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

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Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #26 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
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Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2018, 18:03:37 »
PH 8.5
CAL-460
ALK-9.4
MAG 1290

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Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2018, 20:01:27 »
Iíve gone from 1 polyp to 1 polyp.

 

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Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #29 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

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Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #30 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.

Offline Reeferntraining

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Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2018, 16:10:04 »
4 polyps now.

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


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Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #32 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






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Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #33 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
« Last Edit: July 09, 2018, 17:38:04 by Gary »

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Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2018, 23:06:11 »
PH 8.2
Alk 9.5-10
Cal 440
Mag about 1300
Nitrates 20
PAR 180-200

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Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2018, 00:29:40 »
Steve,
What ever you are doing appears to working! Wow! 4 babies!

Offline Heinbaughb

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Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2018, 07:48:28 »
Great job Steve!


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Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #37 on: July 10, 2018, 18:19:43 »
Thanks Guys! Those new Zoanthid Sliders are really working!

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Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #38 on: August 06, 2018, 11:16:45 »
Time to add this month's pictures.  Final month for contest.
Kelly

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Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2018, 14:16:01 »
Ph 8.1
Alk 8.2
Ca 450
Mg 1400
Par around 150

5 polyps now

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Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #40 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



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Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2018, 16:59:17 »
Lotsa babies underneath. All parameters about the same.

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Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #42 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

Offline Humphrey

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Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #43 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!


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Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #44 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

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Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #45 on: September 07, 2018, 12:06:37 »
Here is a little better photo. I haven't kill them and they do open up.

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Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #46 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



And number 9 is the little guy on the top middle.


Fun contest. We should do it again next year.



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Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #47 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



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Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #48 on: September 08, 2018, 21:54:58 »


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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Re: Kellyj Zoanthid Grow Contest
« Reply #49 on: September 10, 2018, 18:59:53 »
12 polyps plus multiple nubs. Parameters all about the same.

 

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