Matt & Asia's 90 gal bowfront

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Ashalye, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. Ashalye

    Ashalye Webmaster

    Yea, I think for the most part the zoas just fight for space in the zoa garden... I think Matt @coral4me has done some weeding every now and then though.
     
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  2. coral4me

    coral4me Supporting Member

    Yes I have let them fight it out for the most part, unfortunately some of the nice ones have gotten squeezed out. Every once in a while I go in and chip off and tear out the dominate zoas, but they grow back pretty quick.
     
  3. Ashalye

    Ashalye Webmaster

    We noticed that on the mobile site, or on tapatalk, you can't see the old photo I have of our tank in my signature. So here they are for comparison:

    Feb 2015:
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    March 2015:
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  4. Ashalye

    Ashalye Webmaster

    @Yippee and @Enderturtle, your watermelon and orange yuma mushrooms are doing well! :)
     
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  5. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    You guys sure do have some good growth in those chalices.
     
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  6. coral4me

    coral4me Supporting Member

    Here are a few shots from February 2016
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  7. Yippee

    Yippee Supporting Member

    That is crazy good growth, my 2 babies are no where near that size. Is it fully colored?
     
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  8. Ashalye

    Ashalye Webmaster

    A few more photos now that the light is brighter/whiter...

    Does anyone else notice that when you're trying to get photos of the corals, the fish totally picture pop, but when I want a photo of the fish, they never pose!! ;)

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  9. coral4me

    coral4me Supporting Member

    I believe it is full color, I've never had a watermelon yuma before so I don't really have much to compare it to.
     
  10. MolaMola

    MolaMola Guest

    Wow! Beautiful tank - so many interesting corals! I have a bunch of questions...
    In your first photo of the thread (old photo) is there some kind of yellow puffer-like fish?
    New tank shots coral ID questions:
    Blue plates center and on right, I think a clown is hosting in one - purple monti?
    Red with green center polyps near the top by overflow.
    Yellow with orange mouths near front, near something that looks like pale blue ricordea.
    Last pic in post #26 - pastel rainbow something. Also, where is that in the tank?
    Wow. I really enjoy looking at the variety you have.
     
  11. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Love the multicolored zoa garden
     
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  12. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Wow!!! You guys have AMAZING color!
     
  13. Ashalye

    Ashalye Webmaster

    Thanks!! :)
     
  14. Ashalye

    Ashalye Webmaster

    Answering the two I know:

    The little yellow puffer guy was a camel cowfish. He was super cute. We were advised that they aren't reef safe, so we gave it to our LFS. :p

    The clown is lounging in our purple chalice sponge.
     
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  15. coral4me

    coral4me Supporting Member

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    Ok so the reddish orange coral with green polyps is a Sunset Monti.

    The pastel rainbow coral is an Emeral Mummy Eye Chalice, but I think it should be called Rainbow Sherbert. It is located in the center of the tank near the Yuma mushrooms. There are two different darker Mummy Eye Chalices above it and a Pink Boobies Chalice below it. They are starting to encrust over each other now.

    Almost forgot one, the yellow polyps with orange mouths are Orange Dragon Eye zoas, similar to sponge bobs, but the Orange Dragon Eyes have a bigger orange center.
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2016
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  16. MolaMola

    MolaMola Guest

    Thanks for the ID! One double check on this:
    Post #19, red and green one under GSP. (couldn't copy pic here)
     
  17. coral4me

    coral4me Supporting Member

    Sorry I missed answering one. The red coral with green center is a lobophylia.
     
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  18. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Just amazing !
     
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  19. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    Hi Asia and Matt,

    Nice tank!
     
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  20. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    Tank is looking amazing
     
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