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veen
07-16-2006, 05:30 PM
here's the green scolymia i mentioned a few weeks ago, it's john's baby.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v681/valeen/grnscolsmall.jpg

and a red cynarina we just got yesterday. it's in a different tank than the brown cynarina i posted the other day.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v681/valeen/redcynsmall.jpg

and the 2 next to each other:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v681/valeen/cynscolsmall.jpg

CarmieJo
07-16-2006, 11:55 PM
Nice, they really set each other off.

fat walrus
07-17-2006, 04:29 AM
really nice. they will get BIG!

V
07-17-2006, 06:22 AM
is that on a frag shelf? i see both sand & eggcreate?

Amphibious
07-17-2006, 07:47 AM
Nice, veen.

veen
07-17-2006, 07:53 PM
is that on a frag shelf? i see both sand & eggcreate?
no it's not a frag shelf. john put it in there to elevate it off the sand a little.

iglowce
09-14-2006, 03:25 PM
i want a brain too but i have no more space for it.. ok i have a brain but wont fit in the tank.. hehe

Rob
09-14-2006, 06:02 PM
i want a brain too but i have no more space for it.. ok i have a brain but wont fit in the tank.. hehe

*singing* - If i only had a brain....

good thing you corrected yerself there...:D

CarmieJo
09-15-2006, 12:24 AM
There are people who I wish had a brain! (But none at TR :) we all have very good brains.)

V
09-15-2006, 06:21 AM
http://aaronp.e-access.com.au/images/BRAINS.jpghttp://www.frontiernet.net/%7Ekilowat/BRAINS.JPGhttp://www.maths.tcd.ie/%7Edavida/brains.jpghttp://www.zigzags.co.uk/images/Brains%20-%20Bags%20of%20Science2.jpg
nope, here they are, you just witnesses a journey through mine..lol
http://www.s-t-m.co.uk/Stock/images/more_brains.jpg

Stevej72
09-23-2006, 10:14 PM
V, Thanks for the new Avatar
LOL

V
09-23-2006, 10:44 PM
anytime, ive always got a bag of tricks

gwen_o_lyn
09-27-2006, 01:01 AM
favia brain

PSH
09-27-2006, 02:43 AM
Looks a lot like mine Gwen.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/PonderosaSnakeHouse/Saltwater/PICT1592.jpg

Reefbaby
09-28-2006, 05:32 PM
Veen - I love your new corals. They're super beefy and healthy looking! congrats!

bob21115
09-29-2006, 04:22 AM
Here are a few I bought Yesterday.

http://www.wmiaquatics.com/images/rc/brain1.jpg

http://www.wmiaquatics.com/images/rc/brain2.jpg

http://www.wmiaquatics.com/images/rc/brain3.jpg

Reefbaby
09-29-2006, 05:35 AM
a few? gee Shawn - what'd you do? buy the store out of their brains?! jk
they're beautiful! :D

iglowce
09-30-2006, 04:20 PM
i love to have a brain tooo but havnt found the ONE i like most...

bob21115
09-30-2006, 04:45 PM
a few? gee Shawn - what'd you do? buy the store out of their brains?! jk
they're beautiful! :D

No they had a few more. I just got the cool ones.

:)

CarmieJo
10-01-2006, 06:20 PM
Cool brains!

DJGonzo69
10-17-2006, 02:00 PM
Awesome Brains!!!

JustDavidP
10-17-2006, 02:19 PM
Some of my own brain shots...

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d176/JustDavidP/Brain1.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d176/JustDavidP/Brain2.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d176/JustDavidP/babybrain.jpg

And... just to show the kind of KILLERS that they are ;) I know...it's a grainy picture...but it was taken at night...no lights.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d176/JustDavidP/Killer.jpg

It's actually consuming a cleaner shrimp molt. The brains aren't the only ones that do this... check out my trumpets!!

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d176/JustDavidP/Shrimpintrumpet.jpg

Reefbaby
10-17-2006, 04:37 PM
:wow: oh Wow! those are great shots Dave!!! I didn't realize that corals would actually eat the shrimp molts. That's amazing. I guess there must be enough nutrients in them for it to make it worth their while.

JustDavidP
10-17-2006, 04:42 PM
Actually Christi... they are just "opportunistic". See.. I always kept my open brain corals in an area where the natural flow would bring it meaty foods. That would also be where a light, waxy exoskeleton would land after a molt.

If you get to know Open Brain Corals, you'll soon realize that they will try to ingest ANYTHING that they can get their oral cavity around :)

Dave

Reefbaby
10-17-2006, 05:14 PM
yeah, now if MY brain could just get itself around all this information! :D

CarmieJo
10-18-2006, 01:08 AM
Dave those are great images!

pham411
10-18-2006, 10:31 PM
what are the lighing needs for brains. can they stand intense lighting and flow? will pc's be enough for brains?

JustDavidP
10-19-2006, 08:42 AM
As you can see here:

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d176/JustDavidP/Nano.jpg

I kept a nice red and green open brain in my 20 gallon, under 96W of PC. It thrived there. When I moved it into my 75G with 2X75W MH and 2X(forget wattage) actinics, it started to stay a little more closed/deflated. I then moved it under a shaded shelf and it was okay again.

Open brain corals don't like INTENSE flow. Picture a "zodiac" boat in heavy currents; it gets blown around. They do like flow. Enough to bring them foodstuffs and enough to push their waste away. They also do best on a sandy substrate. I cringe when I see people putting them in rocks. Again, picture that zodiac on the rocks.. great chance of tearing it to shreds eh?

They are actually built for the job. Their calcerous bottom is shaped like a pendulum and when smallish, is most often attached to some rock where they landed as a result of a spawning/fertilization etc. As they get older, they break from the rock from natural forces and settle in the substrate. This calcerous bottom then helps them to stay settled in the sand. If they get silty or burried a little too deep in the sand, they will actually overinflate and literally lift back up out of the sand. It's kind of neat.

They do enjoy meaty foods so target feed them with raw shrimp, formula foods, squid, etc. MAKE SURE the food is completely defrosted and "tank temperature" before feeding or they will literally heave it back up.

Dave