Forum Contest: Flaming Zebra Zoa Grow-out Contest - TRACKING

Discussion in 'BAR Contests and Giveaways' started by Enderturtle, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    This is where we will track the contestants growths for the Flaming Zebra Zoa Grow-out Contest from Neptune Aquatics.

    Contestants you must upload your pictures here!

    The registration thread can be found here.


    We have our Winners!
    First Place is @muhli with a final count of 8 Polyps

    Second Place is @Vhuang168 with a final count of 6 Polyps

    Third Place is @Ahruk with a final count of 5 Polyps

    I will be PMing you 3 regarding which prize you want.
    • You must post 1 decent picture of your frag by the last day of each month (example July 31) or you will be disqualified.
      • Avoid taking pictures like this one.
      • A picture is not required for June.
    • The 3 people with the most polyps at the end of the contest will win a prize.
    • If we end up with a tie, a coin will be flipped to determine who has priority.
    • The BOD reserves the right to change these rules at any time.
    THREE Prizes
    1. Legendary Corals Mystery Zoa Pack (Valued at 100$)
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    2. A 20$ Gift Card to any of BAR's Local Fish Store Sponsor (You choose which one).
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    3. Single Polyp Zoa Frag Pack from my collection: Emeralds on Fire, Pink Hippos, Gold Mauls.
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    Last edited: Dec 8, 2015
  2. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    My frag is doing well. There are three new heads since I brought it home on 5/22.

    Front pictures, medium sized baby polyp directly below:

    Side view, two other polyps on the side and top:
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  3. muhli

    muhli Guest

    At the rate @wpeterson is growing stuff at his tank, he can save the whole great barrier reef haha. Amazing growth!
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  4. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member


    Maybe he'll forget to post and you'll have a chance? :D:D:D
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  5. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    Thanks for the kind words, guys. There's no accounting for the next setback in a reef tank - so we'll see. I bet our new Flame Angel will eat all of my growout frags and leave everything else alone ;-) Here's hoping I can keep the coral and the fish well fed.
  6. Franko

    Franko Guest

    Nice Growth!

    Any chance you could give us tank shot and show where you are positioning the frag?
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  7. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    This is from a week ago:


    There are two zoa frags on frag plugs on the sandbed in the little grotto of rock on the left side (just to the right of the orange plate coral and right of the acan on the rock). I started the flaming zebra on the sand in a shaded area where the rockwork overhangs.

    I just moved it out from under the shade to the left, closer to the front/left corner of the tank.

    This portion of the tank has a Kessil A350W centered over it, so about a foot behind these frags and 24" or so above. Tank is 36"x24"x24" with three kessils, wide, narrow, and then wide. SPS are about 12" high on the rockwork under bright, narrow kessil. Zoas and low light LPS are on the edges of the tank under wide Kessils. Lights run at full power from 12pm to 8pm every day.
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  8. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Starting with 1 polyp :)

    Picture taken with iphone

    Attached Files:

  9. FangBlenny

    FangBlenny Guest

    I just noticed I have another polyp starting to grow! It's still in my quarantine tank. Picked it up from Enderturtle two weeks ago.

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  10. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

    Unfortunately, I'm out. In my attempt to re-frag my one polyp, I ripped it in half and glued it to the plug. It remained on the plug for a few days or a week but after that, it seemed to have detached or was removed by my cleaner shrimp. -_-
  11. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Fangblenny you're starting a little zoa garden!
  12. FangBlenny

    FangBlenny Guest

    Those are all the zoas I got from you and tankguy :) Thanks again
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    Up to 3 new open polyps, one of them is under the skirt, but it's there and open,it was a little annoyed that I moved it to grab a picture.
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  14. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    I finally mounted the colony of zoas today, very carefully. Given the problems other folks have, I opted to chop up the frag plug around the colony and glue the plug down on a rock with another large zoa colony. You can see the three new polyps better now that they've grown more in addition to the main original.


    Larger shot of the tiny colony on the rock, in context:


    Hopefully, it's far enough away from that Miami Stunner not to get stung.
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  15. Merith

    Merith Guest

    :'( So sad I didn't see this sooner, would love to have one of those sexy little guys. Hopefully they take off for someone and we can work out a trade for a few p after this is over.
  16. Franko

    Franko Guest

    Bad picture but good growth.

    I'll get a better camera next time. And better lights

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  17. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Here's my July update.


    2 new buds, 1 on each side.
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  18. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    Still doing well, 4 polyps this month.

  19. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Okay Wnfield what's your secret!

    I've got babies too but mine are still small. Your baby polyps are adult size lol!

    I need to upload my picture soon. I'm at 2Polyps.
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  20. Jonny Lam

    Jonny Lam Guest


    One main and two baby polyps. I wish I had a macro lens...
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