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kien
02-04-2015, 01:38 AM
February 2015 POTM

This month's subject: LOVE! ! February is the month of LOVE! Show us that one CORAL in your tank that you absolutely LOVE.


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Entries will be accepted until midnight on Thursday February 26th (ish), 2015.

Entries to be posted in this thread, if you have troubles posting please either pm or email me the photo and I will help you post it.

Voting to take place once the submission thread has been closed. .


Contest Rules are as follows:

1) You must follow the guidelines given for each contest.

2) ALL members including vendors can enter.

3) Photos should be submitted no larger than 1024 x 768 and a max ppi of 300.

4) The photo must be taken by you, and as long as it fits the subject you're in!

5) Each member can post as many pictures as they want, but only ONE can be entered. Please specify which one when posting multiple pictures or it will be chosen for you.

6) Photos that have previously won Photo of the Month can not be resubmitted for contest consideration.

7) Have Fun!

Myka
02-04-2015, 02:22 AM
Only one? Hard to pick...

It's grown a lot since this pic, maybe I will try to get a newer one.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k43/Myka82/July312011.jpg

kien
02-04-2015, 02:29 AM
Only one? Hard to pick...

You can post as many as you'd like! But only one can be submitted for official voting consideration :-)

Roskoreef
02-04-2015, 04:20 AM
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/97120f8b-d3c2-4635-bc1d-8525fdabfbab_zps68psqlji.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/97120f8b-d3c2-4635-bc1d-8525fdabfbab_zps68psqlji.jpg.html)

zoapaly
02-04-2015, 09:29 PM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/halongvatoi/5e69eec6-26bf-45dc-ac68-fe384f159a3f_1.jpg (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/halongvatoi/media/5e69eec6-26bf-45dc-ac68-fe384f159a3f_1.jpg.html)

FishinGoalie
02-04-2015, 11:19 PM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/Update%201/P1010117_zps41be6e28.jpeg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/Update%201/P1010117_zps41be6e28.jpeg.html)

Tn23
02-06-2015, 09:32 PM
I'll play.
Pointing at the one in the center :)

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/06/a8b40dae09399a7467bbae077ceb2a8e.jpg

brandonpauley
02-09-2015, 05:22 AM
White/Green Tube Anemone

http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=13846&stc=1&d=1423459229

Aquattro
02-09-2015, 05:34 AM
White/Green Tube Anemone



nice pic right there!!

Samw
02-09-2015, 05:38 AM
nice pic right there!!

True.

lastlight
02-09-2015, 06:01 AM
nice pic right there!!

Ouch that's hot!

Slyguy00
02-09-2015, 06:45 AM
Gotta love that aussy gold torch

http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad204/Slyguy00/Mobile%20Uploads/PSX_20150208_224410_zpspa576rjb.jpg (http://s936.photobucket.com/user/Slyguy00/media/Mobile%20Uploads/PSX_20150208_224410_zpspa576rjb.jpg.html)

Tn23
02-09-2015, 08:28 AM
Sweet photo Nick!

Slyguy00
02-09-2015, 08:30 AM
Thanks Thomas!

mohammadali
02-09-2015, 08:52 AM
http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s464/alexafg/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150131_173831_zpswufaattk.jpg (http://s1053.photobucket.com/user/alexafg/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150131_173831_zpswufaattk.jpg.html)

seabreeze
02-09-2015, 08:17 PM
13850

Hope this works... newbie at this picture posting thing :der:

Slyguy00
02-09-2015, 08:19 PM
That is a sweet Brain!

The Guy
02-09-2015, 08:36 PM
Me and my best buddy
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/clownlover1/May1290gallontankshots014_zps50051763.jpg (http://s1225.photobucket.com/user/clownlover1/media/May1290gallontankshots014_zps50051763.jpg.html)

warriorcookie
02-09-2015, 08:57 PM
Can't get enough of gold torch coral.

http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p631/warriorcookie/fish/120%20build/0ed1ada5-d45d-4868-aceb-043161be6b1c_zpsukxhtl2c.jpg

Skimmer Juice
02-09-2015, 09:36 PM
some really nice pics/corals Im just gonna leave this here


http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll28/commancel/fish%20pics%20jan%2013%202015%20027_zpstlvgt6sc.jp g (http://s284.photobucket.com/user/commancel/media/fish%20pics%20jan%2013%202015%20027_zpstlvgt6sc.jp g.html)

lastlight
02-09-2015, 09:38 PM
some really nice pics/corals Im just gonna leave this here

i know where you live...

Myka
02-10-2015, 03:20 AM
Lots of non-coral pics! :lol: That tube anemone is a fantastic photo though!!!

Man, those other two rainbow brains would look really good next to mine! ;)

Samw
02-10-2015, 03:26 AM
Lots of non-coral pics! :lol: That tube anemone is a fantastic photo though!!!




Haha, I mentioned that to Brad and I think he'll let it slide as long as the organism is in the Anthozoa class. :)

brandonpauley
02-10-2015, 03:41 AM
Haha thanks for all the compliments on my pic. I know it's not a true coral, but hey when am I ever going to get to show it off! :biggrin:
BTW, the full high res pic looks way better, can see all the little neon strips in each of it's tentacles, tough to see in a low res pic :)

warriorcookie
02-10-2015, 03:49 AM
some really nice pics/corals Im just gonna leave this here


Holy... Crap...

kien
02-10-2015, 04:13 AM
Lots of non-coral pics! :lol: That tube anemone is a fantastic photo though!!!

Man, those other two rainbow brains would look really good next to mine! ;)

Mindy brings up a very good point. We can have a very lengthy discussion (no, not here) about what a coral is exactly. The long and short of it is, a coral is a very general term that describes pretty much anything in the class anthozoans. This includes anemones.

Seriously though, let's not have that discussion here. We want pictures ! Feel free to discuss what a "coral" is/means in (coral) discussion thread. For the purposes of looking at pretty pictures, the general definition is good enough :biggrin:

That is all, carry on.

Snappy
02-10-2015, 04:18 AM
Green Dragon

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h210/Trainer02/tank%20journal/tank%20journal%202/greendragon1_zps5af75adc.jpg

Samw
02-11-2015, 12:35 AM
Blowpop Zoas

https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10989159_10152540146051784_8420701309891634497_n.j pg?oh=b9cebf8dee95e8b23ccd59b23f27ea31&oe=55927DF6

Proteus
02-11-2015, 01:05 AM
http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd400/titus991/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0248_20150210173222428.jpg (http://s1217.photobucket.com/user/titus991/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0248_20150210173222428.jpg.html)

davej
02-11-2015, 02:04 AM
An underwater rose

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7357/9781335863_72fe24a4fd_b.jpg

Samw
02-14-2015, 06:01 AM
Here's a Bonsai that turned out nice. It might look like I post-processed my photos like crazy. But nope, the Kessils put out so much blue and white light, I only have to apply automatic white balance to all of my photos. But I do have to dial down the camera's exposure. Otherwise, the raw photo is way too bright.

To see the raw image straight from my camera, here's the link: https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/p180x540/10922419_10152545920931784_7382846959838136470_n.j pg?oh=10d7f465932d1afb04bdf39ccac56d3e&oe=5548507E

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/11001920_10152545922611784_3598862428810523366_n.j pg?oh=c7ed8ea4a9041be753915a1c3a0fd64a&oe=554A35A0

Aquattro
02-14-2015, 06:10 AM
Sam, which one is your official entry?

Samw
02-14-2015, 06:22 AM
Sam, which one is your official entry?

I was thinking of letting the staff choose. See if my luck turns. :)

Aquattro
02-14-2015, 06:24 AM
I was thinking of letting the staff choose. See if my luck turns. :)

you've met the staff, right??

Samw
02-14-2015, 06:25 AM
you've met the staff, right??

Yes, and I have nothing but good things to say about them all. :biggrin:

Samw
02-15-2015, 08:36 AM
A couple of more photos. I think red is the color for Valentine's Day coral and I do love this coral so I'll pick this photo for the official entry. It's an encrusting Goniopora.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/10917857_10152553177461784_7755769395294901925_n.j pg?oh=6b986061715501297ae3b00b38dde488&oe=5557F92F&__gda__=1435612564_d3ab5632259dccec04ad8180aa0cf90 b

This photo was taken only 17 days after I installed the Kessils. This pink Bird's Nest coral was more tan than pink before installing the Kessils.

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/10995855_10152540618011784_6474197905703082528_n.j pg?oh=dd41e301241c9f34cc50897c467a8ddc&oe=5594731F

Myka
02-15-2015, 04:29 PM
Even though I'm pretty sure already that I'm going to vote for brandpauley's tube anemone because the photo is SO good; as promised, here's an updated photo of my rainbow brain. I guess I should use this as my entry. It's hard to choose between this one and the yellow Plate in my avatar.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k43/Myka82/50GAL/Feb152015.jpg

Snappy
02-15-2015, 05:18 PM
Even though I'm pretty sure already that I'm going to vote for brandpauley's tube anemone because the photo is SO good; as promised, here's an updated photo of my rainbow brain. I guess I should use this as my entry. It's hard to choose between this one and the yellow Plate in my avatar.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k43/Myka82/50GAL/Feb152015.jpg

I'd go with this one. :biggrin:

Myka
02-15-2015, 05:41 PM
I'd go with this one. :biggrin:

Yeah, I've seen lots of rainbow Brains just as nice as mine, but I've never seen a yellow Plate as nice as mine. I think you have to be a Plate enthusiast to appreciate it though, and it seems most everyone likes a rainbow Brain. The Plate is irreplaceable. http://www.abandonia.com/vbullet/images/smilies/generic/lust.gif

kien
02-15-2015, 11:28 PM
I would vote for the rainbow brain as well! LOVE that brain! :-D

Samw
02-15-2015, 11:49 PM
I would vote for the rainbow brain as well! LOVE that brain! :-D

You don't love your Valentine's Day Goniopora as much? :) Hey, that'll make a great trademark name to give it an additional 100% in price, maybe 400% increase on Valentine's Day, like roses.

http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=921636&postcount=1814

Misses.ReefWars
02-16-2015, 01:33 AM
My vote goes to skimmer juice...hats off buddy :mrgreen:

donkey77
02-16-2015, 02:08 AM
http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss86/donkey1977/reef1-2.jpg (http://s564.photobucket.com/user/donkey1977/media/reef1-2.jpg.html)

kien
02-18-2015, 07:20 PM
You don't love your Valentine's Day Goniopora as much? :)


I do! But I have a whole mess of stuff in my tank that I love more I think.. still trying to figure out which one that is :lol:

jason604
02-21-2015, 10:08 AM
Here's my old pink tube anem that I loved but is no longer with me.
http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b578/kosin604/AAF8A310-92D5-4727-BBCB-1F781243BE96-6974-0000050D25C8AF77_zps0c2402c6.jpg (http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/kosin604/media/AAF8A310-92D5-4727-BBCB-1F781243BE96-6974-0000050D25C8AF77_zps0c2402c6.jpg.html)

reefmandan
02-23-2015, 11:45 PM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/23/cab4b29f657e29a47c52fb2eeec5177e.jpg

patpare
02-24-2015, 02:24 AM
http://i769.photobucket.com/albums/xx334/patpare/my%20new%20tank%20and%20livestock/D408982F-DC81-446A-B019-2871917E0EF9.jpg (http://s769.photobucket.com/user/patpare/media/my%20new%20tank%20and%20livestock/D408982F-DC81-446A-B019-2871917E0EF9.jpg.html)

GoFish
02-25-2015, 11:42 PM
http://s23.postimg.org/9zohqs9ij/P2110813.jpg

http://s23.postimg.org/7h2sq3nsb/Gold_Member_Ilovegold.jpg

Slyguy00
02-26-2015, 12:41 AM
That's a sweet chalice!

Myka
02-26-2015, 01:52 AM
Dayum that's a wicked Chalice!

kien
02-26-2015, 02:03 AM
Holy crap! You guys are killing it this month!

zoapaly
02-26-2015, 02:10 AM
All rainbow corals here , i should enter my rainbow same you guys :D
My-->


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/halongvatoi/781efe95-9be5-48d4-aa59-d0fe504d332f.jpg (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/halongvatoi/media/781efe95-9be5-48d4-aa59-d0fe504d332f.jpg.html)

Slyguy00
02-26-2015, 02:17 AM
Nice piece.. What does it look like without photoshop?

zoapaly
02-26-2015, 02:22 AM
Nice piece.. What does it look like without photoshop?

No photoshop , just under led light 100% blue 30% white :D

Slyguy00
02-26-2015, 02:24 AM
Lets see some other pics of it? maybe farther back?

zoapaly
02-26-2015, 02:36 AM
Lets see some other pics of it? maybe farther back?

This pic just for response Slyguy00 not the entry pic

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/halongvatoi/728fc4ca-c67d-40ab-99a1-00f199d62eaa.jpg (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/halongvatoi/media/728fc4ca-c67d-40ab-99a1-00f199d62eaa.jpg.html)

Slyguy00
02-26-2015, 02:37 AM
Looks awesome!

zoapaly
02-26-2015, 02:40 AM
Looks awesome!

Thanks
Post #52 my entry

GoFish
02-26-2015, 05:53 AM
Thanks
Post #52 my entry
I would use your 2nd pic, nice piece... And thanks to the others above ^^

jason604
02-26-2015, 10:43 AM
Rainbow corals should b banned from competing lol. Too unfair! Too pretty!

albert_dao
02-26-2015, 01:58 PM
Wellp, here's mine. TN23 can verify colors are life accurate :D

http://i.imgur.com/K8hKLo7.jpg

Edit:

Not an entry due to the excessive blue from the LED's (the actual color is pretty damn close though), but here's an even nicer one...

http://i.imgur.com/7T53oBH.jpg

Myka
02-26-2015, 02:55 PM
Thanks
Post #52 my entry

I vote you use #56 post too. The pic is better. :D Sweet piece.

Slyguy00
02-26-2015, 04:23 PM
Awesome scollies Albert

zoapaly
02-26-2015, 09:02 PM
I would use your 2nd pic, nice piece... And thanks to the others above ^^

I vote you use #56 post too. The pic is better. :D Sweet piece.

Ok i will go #56 for my entry thanks :)

MarkoD
02-27-2015, 02:27 PM
http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss232/IvankaD/MAR_7394_zps715f06e5.jpg