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My new Suncoral

Post by 2Frosty4u on Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:07 pm

I picked up a beautiful Sun Coral last week and I thought I would show him off by showing you guys some pics of feeding time for sunny taken this afternoon:

This was taken a 2pm...FTS


A close up shot...



A closer up shot...lol



P.S.....after the Ocean Spray low tech feeding apparatus was removed. Rolling Eyes
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Post by Cookieman888 on Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:58 pm

Very nice Frosty. Not many things as nice as a fully expanded sun.
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Post by 2Frosty4u on Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:15 pm

Thanks, I've been feeding it midday so hopefully it gets trained to expand and blossom during the times I can enjoy it instead of the middle of the night by flashlight..lol
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Post by LiveRock on Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:12 pm

very very nice coral! i'd love to have one myself but im gunna hold off on the corals for now maby for about a month to let this tank settle lol. dont you have to feed every head on these guys? or are you just using a liquid feed and putting it in the bottle
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Post by 2Frosty4u on Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:37 pm

I use a mix of various meaty frozen foods and by injecting it into the bottle at different angles it disperses all over the coral and nearly every head gets food. I feed daily so if a couple heads dont get fed today they usually get it the next day.
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Post by LiveRock on Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:18 pm

do you feed all the corals that way? or just a certian few? i mean im feeding mine by dosing the tank with rotifers everyday and then a coralife gourmet gumbo invert/coral food which is a liquid that smells funny... lol and thats about once every 3 days
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Post by 2Frosty4u on Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:11 pm

No, the sun coral is the only one that gets bottle fed and the lps just get a direct shot from the squirt feeder and the rest draw from whats floating in the water column.
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Re: My new Suncoral

Post by PHYTO4LIFE on Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:03 pm

LOL ocean spray.

I like the feeding bottle idea

I'll be trying a go at sunpolyp's again one day

Looking for the bright orange/yellowish orange one's anywhere that might have this?

any other colour's you have seen that are as nice as those?


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Post by 2Frosty4u on Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:28 pm

My sun coral came from NAFB in Scarborough and they had bright orange, bright Yellow and a few shades in between. They have the best selection of Sun corals in the GTA.
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Post by PHYTO4LIFE on Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:18 pm

will head up that way one day heard some ok stuff about them so far

what's the min/max period of time you leave the ocean spray container on for?

Is there a hole in the top?
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Post by 2Frosty4u on Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:18 pm

Yes there is a hole in the top where I inject a combination of mysis, blood worms and a bit of frozen cyclop-eze bar. I put the bottle over the sun coral when it starts to open and at the same time I thaw the food which happens quick. Then I give it a short squirt of the mixture to coax him to expand fully which takes about 15 minutes. then I give it a big squirt to try and allow all the mouths to get some food. it usually takes another 15 minutes for them to eat it all at which point I give it a second big squirt which takes another 15 or so minutes to consume. the whole feeding lasts 45 to 60 minutes but only requires 5 minutes of my attention to inject the food. When all traces of food are gone I remove the bottle so the inverts and my yellow tang dont bug the sun coral for the leftovers.
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Post by PHYTO4LIFE on Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:43 pm

Thanks had to save that to word pad to read it later when I get some along with the pic of the feeder as well should come in handy

holes on the side too?

those just for a little flow or ?
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Post by 2Frosty4u on Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:32 pm

I personally dont have any holes in the side but a friend of mine does have holes in his feeder because he can be forgetfull and once forgot to remove it before he added the holes and his suncoral suffered a fair bit of damage since he left the bottle over it for 18 hrs with no flow.
the only thing on the side is white plastic covered magnets for weight to keep the bottle from floating and moving.
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Post by PHYTO4LIFE on Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:13 am

I see makes sense where you get the mags?
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Post by 2Frosty4u on Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:41 am

I get them from mops.ca which is an online retailer but is located in Hamilton Ontario, so only a short drive away from my house and they allow walk in customers to their warehouse facility.
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Post by PHYTO4LIFE on Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:53 am

That's cool do they make them a bit stronger
that will stick together through glass
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Post by 2Frosty4u on Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:55 am

Thats what they are actually for. My tank is 1/2" glass and I was using them for an eggcrate frag rack. I siliconed them to the eggcrate but that only held for three weeks before it let go. I was going to try and super glue them but my fish kept pulling the frags out of the rack and tossing them in the rocks so I made a box out of eggcrate to fix that. Now I just hang it off a pipe from my closed loop that runs along the side of my canopy to feed the front of the tank. some people use them as frag plugs to secure corals to overflows and the glass. They have quite a powerful pull to them.
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Post by PHYTO4LIFE on Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:54 pm

Was thinking something similar

maybe sps on the back glass

just need to find out if sps will survive fine at 75F

do you think they ship?
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Post by 2Frosty4u on Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:29 pm

Yes they will ship. Mops stands for Mail Order Pet Supplies. 95% of their business is shipping product all over north america. They also have a USA shipping outlet in NY State.
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Post by PHYTO4LIFE on Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:40 pm

Should come in handy been looking for some good store's
for t5's as well I'll check their site maybe they might have them thanks
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Post by 2Frosty4u on Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:45 pm

They are great people to deal with. They have on many occasions brought in items for me that they dont normally stock. All it took was a simple request. If they dont have what you want, call them and talk to Dan the owner and I'm sure he can help you out.
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Post by PHYTO4LIFE on Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:52 pm

Dan

ok thanks the 2700K-24"HO I never heard of before until 3 days ago I will need 8 of these and 8- 48"HO- t5 shortly would cost a fortune if not bought in bulk at $35 a bulb down here no matter the size lol
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