SPS Coral Contest Battlecorals Giligan

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  1. RSnodgrass

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    Battlecorals Giligan - Smooth Skin Acro - Slow grower I believe... who knows we'll see.
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    Iso 800
    Color Temp 9900
    A-B: A7
    G-M: M4
    On sand, daytime lights.
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    What I'm hoping for!
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    I mounted to a bigger disk because it kept falling over but I've got a little growth on the bottom in spite of some other issues.

    I'm was loosing my raptors peace favia (~40% left) but the second frag of it was fine. The only two issues were my salinity dropped to 33 (slow drop over a few weeks) and green cyano. Raised my salinity and kept dying, chemi cleaned for cyano and appears to have stopped dying hopefully).
     
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    Lovely piece. Hope it does well for you.
     
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    Hey, I like that.
     
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    Got my kalk dosing more now so growth is picking up but all you dirty dogs keep bugging me about a calcium reactor... may have to do that at some point :D
     
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    Daylight photo from my cell...
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    I didn't think it had grown much until I saw the previous photo. Kinda excited to see that it's progressing more than I thought.
     
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    That’s doing better than the mother colony it came from ;) Amazing !!!
     
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    For what it’s worth - You are the only person among everyone that I have sold frags of Gilligan to that have managed to keep it alive and now it looks even better !!! Everyone has either had them dead in a week or a month at most .

    Even now I have encrusted frags but scared to put it for sale as it’s not cheap and took me a lot of time to grow it and people don’t wanna spend generally on things that don’t stay alive .
    It’s a difficult acro for sure much in the league of DFS Pink Panther or OG Purple Monster
     
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    Whoa hold on, mine is still alive. It’s color is poop but alive it is. I just don’t post pictures because no one wants to see an ugly acro.


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    Sorry ! I completely forgot you have one too :)
    Ugliness is the beginning of all acros
     
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    If yours is alive then it can live through anything now, fully inoculated!
     
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    Well not sure what I'm doing differently... bottom of the tank, 200 par (or less), mild/moderate flow by most standards.

    *photo is color accurate
     
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    Past due for an update, had to lower my pH to stabilize consumption of alk but here we go.
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    My final submission, no setbacks with the coral itself but definitely not running stable alk and calc.

    In general for a slow grower I'm happy with it but will be interested to see what happens after my calc reactor is functioning.
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    *this is possibly the backside, I couldn't really tell when turning it around...
     
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    you'll see a big difference once the cal rx is set and dialed in. it'll take a few months but ive gotten better results with cal rx over 2part
     
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    Yeah that's some nice growth for a coral that's as slow as it is. Looks nice and healthy
     
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    I'm kinda thinking the same...2 part is ok, and keeping things moving/alive but the guys running Ca reactors seem to have better growth
     

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