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#1 ben

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 06:54 PM

this is to start the freindly comp of growing a frag ,kindly donated by chris. and to see how each frag does under different conditions.
the frags are at jasons at the moment so go and get one, free, as soon as you can so we can get this going.

its not just a chance to get a free frag, we need regular monthly updates. there are only about 10 frags so you may miss out if your not quick.

the frags are all the same size , from the same coral, so thanks to chris for the effort hes put into this.

this is my one. 2/3rds of the way down a 28" tall tank, under a 400w, 1Ok bulb.

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 07:58 PM

Forgot all about that, will pick one up when I'm next at Jason's.

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 09:51 PM

Yep, come on guys get your frags picked up. It's not really meant as a growing competition, more an exercise to see how they fare in different tanks in different conditions. I've already seen how they do differently in Jasons sps shop tank, so it'll be interesting to see how they do in other peoples tanks.

I think there were about 10 frags available, they were all made from the same mother colony at the same time, each one taken from a 'branch' and all growth tips removed. When mounted into milliput they all had 20mm extending.

If you get one, then please provide regular ie monthly photos along with a brief description of the environment it's being kept in.

Good luck!

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 10:25 PM

I picked one up earlier i'll try and get a pic up by the weekend!

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 07:06 PM

Heres a couple pics of my frag ( cheers Chris )

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 05:28 PM

Has nobody else picked up their free frag then?

#7 SLAPPY

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 11:06 AM

No, I was over at Jasons tha other day and completely forgot to pick it up when I got back home, I went down there especially to pick it up.

You know what Jason's like, you can't just pop down there for a flying visit. ;)

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 06:57 AM

Got back from Jasons last night with one of the frags. Let me say its the first time ive been there and what a place, absolutely outstanding. Felt like a kid in the biggest sweetshop ever.

Any way the frag has gone in about 12 inches under the lights in good flow.

The tank parameters and set up are as follows.

75 Gallon Fluval Osaka
Hang on Refugium with Miracle Mud, Cheato and Live Rock Rubble - No skimmer
10000Lph circulation over 60Kg live rock and live sand
Twin T5 hanging pennant.
Additives (Iodine, Stront and Mol) - No calcium as its over 500.

Latest readings are

Temp = 26.4
Salinity 1.025 (34ppt)
PH 8.1
Nitrite Nil
Nitrate 2.5 ppm
Ammonia Nil
Calcium 500
Phosphate 0.01
KH 11.2

Not the high tech tanks that most of you have so it should be interesting to see how it fares against the SPS guys out there.

Here are the initial pictures.


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Will post again in a month
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48x26x20 main tank
40x16x15 Cheato & DSB Sump
eheim 1262 return
Twin TMC V-skim 600's
2 x Seio m1500's and controller plus 2 x Seio m1100's
40Kg Fiji live rock
LPS and softies from Jasons Aquatics
Yellow,Powder blue & Regal Tangs,Convict Blennie, Pyjama wrasse, blue damsel and chromis
Blue leg & algae hermits, cerith, turbo,vibex and nassirus snails, and Linka

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 09:24 PM

Picked one up too, will post photo soon

TANK 48 x 24 x 24

NO LIVE ROCK WHATSOEVER

VORTECH MP40
2 x Tunze Nano

48 x 18 x 17.5 SUMP
NO LIVE ROCK IN HERE EITHER!
SCHURAN JETSKIM 150
SCHURAN JETSTREAM 1 Ca REACTOR
"GYRACTOR" running "BIO PEARLS"
EHEIM 1262 RETURN PUMP

FISH AND CORALS SUPPLIED BY
JASON's AQUATICS


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Posted 08 June 2008 - 05:27 PM

thanks for the frag Chris, 1 step closer to looking like your tank!
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:40 PM

Good to see you posting Tony ,for you who dont know this is me other brother

welcome to the board m8


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#12 ben

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 06:36 AM

yeh welcome to the site m8

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 08:51 AM

Welcome bro :wallbash: .

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 05:05 PM

Pic as promised


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TANK 48 x 24 x 24

NO LIVE ROCK WHATSOEVER

VORTECH MP40
2 x Tunze Nano

48 x 18 x 17.5 SUMP
NO LIVE ROCK IN HERE EITHER!
SCHURAN JETSKIM 150
SCHURAN JETSTREAM 1 Ca REACTOR
"GYRACTOR" running "BIO PEARLS"
EHEIM 1262 RETURN PUMP

FISH AND CORALS SUPPLIED BY
JASON's AQUATICS


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Posted 14 June 2008 - 05:43 PM

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400w 10k 6 month old tank

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:51 PM

I definately think its grown in just over a week

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48x26x20 main tank
40x16x15 Cheato & DSB Sump
eheim 1262 return
Twin TMC V-skim 600's
2 x Seio m1500's and controller plus 2 x Seio m1100's
40Kg Fiji live rock
LPS and softies from Jasons Aquatics
Yellow,Powder blue & Regal Tangs,Convict Blennie, Pyjama wrasse, blue damsel and chromis
Blue leg & algae hermits, cerith, turbo,vibex and nassirus snails, and Linka

#17 ben

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 06:16 AM

yeh i agree

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 07:19 PM

Mine fell of it's perch and got stung by another coral just before i went on holiday.
I then had to remount it when i snapped it off it original milliput base when i dropped it, but i still think it's grown i get a pic up later!

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 08:08 PM

Are there any frags left jas? I haven't had any SPS yet so would like to try!!??

Reserve one for me if poss and I'll collect tomorrow..

let me know

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 08:10 PM

ah just looked at the date of the original post!! guess theres none left




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