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  • Acropora carduus





    Latin name: Acropora cerealis
    Discovered from / Year: Dana 1846
    Growth: causal, medium grower
    Degree of difficulty: medium for advanced reefers
    Lighting: strong (bulb)
    Current: medium / strong
    Reproduction: fragmenting

    Reference: http://data.aims.gov.au/coralpages/h...20pages/14.htm

    Members please post your experiences & pictures in this thread to this species.
    Last edited by G.Alexander; 07-07-2009, 03:24 AM.

  • #2
    that is AWESOME i want a piece
    Nick
    Nick
    180G SPS Mainly
    10 Bulb T5 Starfire
    Calcium Reactor
    3 Tunze 6105's
    Profilux Controller
    ATB Return w/ wavysea
    ATB M External Skimmer


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    • #3


      Bachir
      Bachir
      2000 - gallon saltwater

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      • #4
        I AM JEALOUS lol
        Nick
        Nick
        180G SPS Mainly
        10 Bulb T5 Starfire
        Calcium Reactor
        3 Tunze 6105's
        Profilux Controller
        ATB Return w/ wavysea
        ATB M External Skimmer


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        • #5
          That looks like an Echinata to me

          www.zeovitusa.com

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          • #6
            Hi Eric, it is not identifiable in the pictures. The corals have very thick branches which is not typical for a echinata.

            G.Alexander

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            • #7
              Alexander, I see it in the second picture how thick the tips are. Very interesting piece, it is a beauty. In some of the pics it kind of looks like an echinata though??? Beautul tank BTW

              www.zeovitusa.com

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              • #8
                Eric, indeed it has something from the echniata but the growth is much more massive. If we let the branch size out, it looks very similar to the “Bavarian” blue, white echinata in Verons book, but I have never seen this coral anywhere available.

                Both colonies are Thomas Pohls corals I only keep a fragment. Hopefully it will soon reach the same size )

                This is my fragment:



                And this is my small echinata:



                G.Alexander

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                • #9
                  Now that bottom pics sure looks like a true Echinata. Is the pic to the right of the Echinata a Lokani? Looks like somthing similiar?

                  www.zeovitusa.com

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                  • #10
                    Not sure Eric, I never saw the mother colony and the fragment is still very small.

                    G.Alexander

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                    • #11
                      Alexander... do you have a new picture of this A. carduss?

                      I think a got one last week, at least that's what the exporter called it. I'll see if I can get a decent picture.

                      SteveU
                      “People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.”
                      ...Charles F. Kettering

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                      • #12
                        Steve, here are two additional pictures





                        G.Alexander

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                        • #13
                          WOW thats all I can say WOW
                          Nick
                          180G SPS Mainly
                          10 Bulb T5 Starfire
                          Calcium Reactor
                          3 Tunze 6105's
                          Profilux Controller
                          ATB Return w/ wavysea
                          ATB M External Skimmer


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                          • #14
                            Heres my carduus. Its a little brown because of my past nutrient levels, But its making a comeback. Heres a pre zeo pic.
                            180 mixed reef, extreme 40gal frag tank, 33 gal sump,30 gal fuge, profilux plus II controller,profilux doser, GEO 618 CA/RX tunze 6100's, BK 250 internal, 2 400watt halides, 4 blue plus t-5's on icecap ballast, I run GFO, and dose vodka,sugar, and vinigar with ammino acids, and use somewhat of the balling method.

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                            • #15
                              Thanks both of you for the pics.
                              Would you call it a fast, medium or slow grower?
                              How much does it encrust at the base?

                              SteveU
                              “People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.”
                              ...Charles F. Kettering

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