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reefwars
10-11-2012, 08:49 PM
would love to see what people are caring for in their tanks, feel free to explain what you do to feed these beautys!!



heres my first one ill add(pic by sphelps)


branching black suncoral (Tubastraea micranthus)

http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad85/reefwars/ReefWars20121003_271_zps8ec2ef25.jpg

target fed daily a variety of foods and broadcast feedings.

mysis
PP
cyclopeeze
phyto
fauna marin food supplements

makana
10-12-2012, 12:59 AM
This was my sun coral RIP. Target fed daily. I'm pretty sure it met its demise from the clown fish hosting it.

http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv11/makana_llane/suncoralandclown.jpg

Snaz
10-12-2012, 03:51 AM
It's an old picture but probably the best one I have taken of this coral. I love it.

http://snaz.com/marine/dendrobig.jpg

reefwars
10-12-2012, 03:58 AM
very nice guys:)

Northernseacorals
10-12-2012, 04:20 AM
Beautiful !

reefwars
10-12-2012, 04:58 AM
heres another to keep it rolling!!


menella sp. (yellow polyped gorgonian)




http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad85/reefwars/25g%20bonzai%20tree%20tank/021_zps59d1d2c3.jpg

reefwars
10-14-2012, 04:10 PM
keep em coming guys id love to see some more i know you all got them lol

heres another:P


orange carnation pink polyps


http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad85/reefwars/25g%20bonzai%20tree%20tank/019-3.jpg

Cal_stir
10-14-2012, 04:37 PM
Wish I had a better camera, here's my Dendrophilia.
http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n551/Cal_stir/DSC00483.jpg

reefwars
10-15-2012, 01:38 AM
beautiful !!!!

lets see some more , would love to see some more gorgs/softies and some different dendros:)

Borderjumper
10-15-2012, 02:06 AM
couple of mine
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0297.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0299.jpg

Rice Reef
10-15-2012, 02:54 AM
couple of mine
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0297.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0299.jpg

Very purdy! Great pics!

daplatapus
10-15-2012, 04:35 AM
Here's mine:

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x353/daplatapus/IMAG0372.jpg

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x353/daplatapus/IMAG0370.jpg

reefwars
10-15-2012, 04:07 PM
wow guys incredible, for all the work they require they sure put photo corals to shame;PPP



shelly what type of gorg is that not gonna i loveeee it:P

reefwars
10-15-2012, 04:07 PM
Here's mine:

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x353/daplatapus/IMAG0372.jpg

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x353/daplatapus/IMAG0370.jpg


beautiful dendros, what are you feeding and how??

cheers!!

daplatapus
10-16-2012, 02:05 AM
I've just been feeding a mix of blood worms, mysis and brine shrimp. Usually I soak the food in either garlic or selcon. Some of the frozen cubes I use has spirulina mixed in with it.
And I just use the same turkey baster I feed the fish with.
2x a week I also throw into the thawing dish a cap full of zoo plankton and a cap full of phyto. Not sure if that has any effect on these guys or not, but they sure have been healthy and happy :D

oh, and 10 minutes or so before I feed I've tried putting a few drops of Brightwell Aquatics Coral Ammino and it seems to get them feed better.

reefwars
11-24-2012, 04:09 AM
blue berry gorg:



http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad85/reefwars/IMG3577.jpg

Delphinus
11-24-2012, 07:12 AM
Wow that blueberry gorg is the shizzle!

lastlight
11-24-2012, 07:33 AM
is that blueberry new Denny? Don't recall seeing it at your place... it's rad =)

misty s
11-24-2012, 03:06 PM
here's my black suncoral

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj508/mistyshrop/A536C01E-7EB2-4EE7-958E-A2E374BF9A10-3105-0000016D0ECB1C96.jpg

reefwars
11-24-2012, 03:23 PM
Wow that blueberry gorg is the shizzle!

thanks tony defd my favorite , its a shame they do noy do well in aquariums, im feeding this animal about 10 different things in an effort to keep it happy so far its doig great feeding all day every day

is that blueberry new Denny? Don't recall seeing it at your place... it's rad =)


yes ive had it about a month , this is my third .....the first 2 i didnt give enough effort to.this timeim trying a few new things, its out full polyps all day and night.

Taipan
09-10-2013, 01:47 AM
My contribution for today: a pair of Rhizotrochus typus. Before the (inevitable) controversy starts - these were "surprise" hitch hikers embedded on a huge piece of liverock. Hopefully that will answer how these ended up in my display. Cheers.

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC08311_zpsaf340cab.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC08311_zpsaf340cab.jpg.html)

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC08313_zpsfb6bbe78.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC08313_zpsfb6bbe78.jpg.html)

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC08312_zpsd784848b.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC08312_zpsd784848b.jpg.html)

They are VERY easy to take care of. They appear to eat ANYTHING I feed them. Whether it be cyclopeeze, mysis, diced shrimp/mussels, even pellets and flakes....their appetite is voracious. I have fed them as often as once a day to approx. once every 10 days. I have experimented with prolonged periods without direct feeding and the corals seem just as robust with minimal 'wilting' at the once a week mark. I broadcast feed my fish and any small particles that fall into their tentacles seem to be enough to sustain them without direct feeding (mind you; I do feed my fish 2x a day).

The tentacles are quite sticky and have a surprisingly strong sting (think strong BTA sting or light carpet anemone sting).

Sebae again
09-10-2013, 05:59 AM
Nice find !

donkey77
09-22-2013, 04:57 PM
http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss86/donkey1977/reef7.jpg (http://s564.photobucket.com/user/donkey1977/media/reef7.jpg.html)