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« on: May 15, 2005, 08:43:28 PM »
Well if you were at the April meeting you might have heard i sold my 240 gallon reef aquarium. Its a long story why, one that is nothing to do with leaving the hobby. So i loaned out my corals to friends and customer tanks that i thought could handle them so i would have time to finish my propagation system and take them back. Well a few of them just ran out of room and couldnt hold anymore corals and some well..... I sent out my SPS to a friend who had told me that they had kept an SPS with great success in his aquarium and he could hold my remaining hard corals while i finished my project. I got a call from him yesterday saying well maybe he didnt have enough of a system for the SPS. I picked up what was left and boy  :( I didnt have a large amount before and now i have practically nothing. What is left is brown and on its way out but anyways i have these and some other items that i will need to be held for about a week or 2 while i plumb  (and find a place to live :shock: ) and store the new system. so heres what i have left :cry:
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2005, 08:47:10 PM »
2 brains, the first one i bought a year and a half ago with only a quarter size of tissue left for $5 :)




A ricordea rock, 3 mouths but one monsterous mushroom



Some Zoos have 3 more rocks besides these 2 as well


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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2005, 08:48:10 PM »
a 4 inch Crocea



Xenia Xenia and more Xenia, maybe a different version than whats moving around the club? another patch this side on other side of tank


Starburst polyps this piece and a branch covered


heres the first of what used to be an sps collection this is a small branch frag that has browned out and losing tissue



A frogspawn that a customer put too close to other corals but its hangin in

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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2005, 08:48:57 PM »
Small Stylophora frag used to be bright green when i recovered it was browning out and losing some tissue


Branching Hammers 3 pieces this size


The next two pictures are of a small rock that had what used to be blue and purple acroporas :(




A trumpet coral


i have 2 seperate colonies or what used to be of acroporas, i have cut them up to try to expose base tissue to current and light again but only time will tell
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2005, 09:01:28 PM »
Well thats 16 pictures, thats it! if i had done this a month ago i would of had to post near 40 pictures!!
Moral of the story
Friends dont let friends loan frags without seeing the aquarium first :lol:

Once again i need these held for about 2 weeks. I will give a small frag of what i can to the individuals who hold the coral

Thanks again
Justin
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2005, 09:12:33 PM »
Justin,

I can put some of that in my 240 and see if they will recover.  I would only recommend those that will survive under intense light.  I also have a 29 that is up and running that will take lower light corals, but it does have aptaisa.  I also have some room in one of my refugiums for some corals.

I am a bit leary on the clam without talking to you and getting history.  I have over a dozen clams and am cautious about the pinched mantlle problem and the disease that Jeff has been fighting.  With assurance that it is healthy I would be ok.

Let me know what you think.

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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2005, 09:40:56 PM »
I have a near empty 400 that has all the room in the world. No CA reactor yet, just kalk drip. Mid to high lighting with lots of caves and shadows. The pump pressure can be high at times though. I would be more than happy to hold these for you, just bring them out.
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2005, 10:02:03 PM »
thank you both for the quick response, i posted this 14 days ahead of time so i could find a place for them, guess that wont be a problem.
Its kinda depressing looking at this thread again. anyways the sps should be fine for the intense lighting middle to bottom of your tank rick, and not too worried about aptasia thats an easy fixif you take lower light corals. The clam has had no issues with pinched mantle have had it for 2 years now. The only problems i had with clams were rice snails and that was only on a squamosa that was in the sand. If anyone is worried about that then i will find a home where it is the only clam in the system.
Les, its good to see you updated your avatar :), if you dont mind i would lbe great if you could hold the LPS such as hammer, frog, and trumpet, and the brains if you like. You can have a head of the hammer and trumpet if your interested (probably not i know but its all i got left)
For the Xenia and Star polyps i suggest a person who is willing to have these corals in there tank for a long time, 2 weeks may not seem like a long time but these things spread like no other.

And the ricordea could probably go either or on the bottom.

Thanks again you guys and let me know if what i said works for you guys
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2005, 10:06:06 PM »
Holy crap
Les i forgot you are using half of eastern washingtons electricity to run your pumps that may be a bit much for the euphillia guys but we will see
400 gallons is a lot of space ;)  and you complain thats theres not CA reactor haha i was a poor college kid i lived off the kalk drip :)


oh i need to find a temporary home for the zoos too. Dont want to put any pressure on anyone but if you got the ability its greatly appreciated, i will bring the corals home and give them to ya on the night of the wedding probably.
Thanks
Justin
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2005, 10:30:15 PM »
Justin,

The clam sound safe.  If you have no takers, you can put the zoos in my fuge, I have started a little zoo down there.  

Are they going to survive for two weeks?  If you need to move faster let me know, I am planning on being around a lot for the next two weeks.

Rick
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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2005, 12:24:20 AM »
thanks rick, you got a lot of stuff going on in the next two weeks i am sure you dont need to worry bout me :)
yeah they will survive, i still have my equipment. he is not picking it up as soon as i thought before thats why i went and got my corals back, he is picking it up hopefully between the 25th and the 27th then they are without a home.
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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2005, 06:45:40 AM »
Justin,
You are more than welcome to put everything in my tank for as long as you need, the more the merrier. I only have a few corals to put in there so this would make it look better, if only for a few weeks or so. My lighting is plenty intense for SPS, 400 watt MH 10K bulbs.
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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2005, 11:15:33 AM »
Justin,

I just completed my DIY hood this weekend on my 75gal so I have my MHs up and running.  I would be happy to store a few if you need more room.

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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2005, 07:57:21 PM »
les i got lost in looking at all your circulation didnt even look at the lighting, may just be simple enough to give you everything then and most of it can go mid to bottom for the time being, are you gonna be at rick and barbies on the 28th? That may be the first time i get back to the Richland depending on the guy and this tank.
Thanks all again this is a huge help
I have to get rid of some fish i cant keep, will trade for frags  :lol: will post pictures of those later
Justin
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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2005, 06:42:37 AM »
Justin,
I will be at the wedding on the 28th. Let me know if I need to bring a big cooler.
400 Gal Reef/Fish custom built tank w/90 gal sump. Dolphin Ampmaster 4000, Dolphin Ampmaster 2100, Dolphin Aquasea 5200, Dolphin Ampmaster 7500, Five 400 MH 10,000 K bulbs with 2 VHO actinic