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Miltonic
11-09-2009, 03:56 AM
I made a thread for my RP so I guess I can do it for my birds nest as well since I took lots of pics of growth so far. I got it as a small frag about six months ago and has grown from frag to colony in a very small time frame.

April
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q134/miltonic/100_1455-1.jpg
May
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q134/miltonic/100_1577.jpg
June
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q134/miltonic/100_2191.jpg
July
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q134/miltonic/15.jpg

Miltonic
11-09-2009, 03:56 AM
August
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q134/miltonic/greenbirds8.jpg

October, the colony is about the size of a softball right now
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q134/miltonic/15-4.jpg

There's also a November shot that I cant upload since my USB cable broke but I will try to find a way to upload since in just a few weeks of growth from this pic the difference is amazing.

rich311k
11-09-2009, 04:01 AM
Great growth and a beautiful coral! Nice shots.

Red
11-09-2009, 04:13 AM
wow awesome growth!

Miltonic
11-09-2009, 04:18 AM
Thanks guys, this coral is very special to me since It was the very first frag I got and I basically got to see it grow week by week and month by month, it's really amazing!

lobsternoob
11-09-2009, 04:20 AM
Cool! nice growth from that frag, can't wait to see what it looks like now. Also glad your enjoying watching it grow, that's the point of all the hard work, right?

Miltonic
11-09-2009, 04:41 AM
yes there's nothing better than seeing your baby grow and see that all the work is paying off in the end :)

labnjab
11-09-2009, 12:29 PM
Nice growth shots, I love how fast they grow. What are you running for t-5's? The colors look awesome, comparable to our green birdsnest under our 250 watt 14,000K halide

Miltonic
11-09-2009, 02:55 PM
3 -- ATI Blue Plus
1 -- UV Lighting Super Actinic
1 -- ATI 12000K Aquablue
1 -- GE 6500K Daylight
1 -- UV Lighting 10000K AquaSun
1 -- UV Lighting 75-25 Aquablue

Those are the bulbs im running right now but in a couple of months when im due for a bulb I change im planning to remove the GE daylight and get another Aquable or super actinic for even more blue!

Northernguy
11-09-2009, 03:23 PM
Thats a great looking coral!thumbs2:
Love the pics!:22:
I am curious as to why it is called a birds nest?
Not important,just curious as always!lol

Miltonic
11-09-2009, 03:36 PM
haha I wonder that too but I think it's because of its growth pattern, I guess big colonies look a pile twigs cris-crossing each other kind of like a birds nest. Im not sure if thats the real reason though lol

Miltonic
11-11-2009, 11:26 PM
I was finally able to get a hold of a computer with a SD card slot to transfer pics from my camera to the computer and upload them.

The most recent pic of my Green bn
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q134/miltonic/11.jpg

heres the one from last month for comparison
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q134/miltonic/15-4.jpg

lobsternoob
11-12-2009, 12:35 AM
man, that things going wild, looks gorgeous, nice work.

Miltonic
11-12-2009, 12:49 AM
I know and im dying to take a top-down shot but I need to get an underwater camera for that.

Miltonic
12-19-2009, 04:48 PM
ok so its snowing here so I decided to relax and take some pics here's a pic of the birds nest and its shocking to see how much growth it gets in a single month!

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q134/miltonic/18-1.jpg

ILuvMyGoldBarb
12-19-2009, 05:19 PM
haha I wonder that too but I think it's because of its growth pattern, I guess big colonies look a pile twigs cris-crossing each other kind of like a birds nest. Im not sure if thats the real reason though lol
Yes, that is exactly why they call them Birds nests. As they grow, the branches can actually cross and fuse together and form an intricate web of skeleton that looks much like a birds nest.

BTW, great looking coral. I have one with that same coloration. Only had mine about 1 month though and mine is under T5 lighting.

labnjab
12-19-2009, 06:33 PM
Looks awesome Milt and is growing at about the same rate as oursthumbs2:

Miltonic
12-19-2009, 08:31 PM
Thanks guys :22: and I can't wait to see how much growth it'll have next month since I have Ca reactor.

Miltonic
02-05-2010, 04:35 AM
I think its time to update on the growth of this baby! I was looking at the December shot and wow just wow, this thing grows like a weed lol

Here's a Pic taken today
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q134/miltonic/greenbnfeb.jpg

close up
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q134/miltonic/greenbncloseup.jpg

Researcher
02-05-2010, 05:41 AM
wow that is great. And an impressive amount of lighting you have there. Out of curiosity, the plug that the frag is attached to, wat is that?

labnjab
02-05-2010, 03:34 PM
Looks awesome, makes me jealous as we lost most of our baseball sized colony last month due to RTN. All we have left is a half inch section. Luckily its a very fast grower so it should be decent sized before the end of winter

kaybee
02-05-2010, 10:23 PM
Great growth there and awesome photos!

Miltonic
02-06-2010, 04:19 AM
wow that is great. And an impressive amount of lighting you have there. Out of curiosity, the plug that the frag is attached to, wat is that?
Its a regular frag plug reefers use them to mount SPS frags so we can put them in the eggcrate for grow out.


Looks awesome, makes me jealous as we lost most of our baseball sized colony last month due to RTN. All we have left is a half inch section. Luckily its a very fast grower so it should be decent sized before the end of winter

It really sucks when you lose a whole colony like that but like you said it should grow back pretty quick.

and Thanks guys every time i look the pics I still can't believe that was my little frag!

Amazon
02-06-2010, 04:28 AM
Its similiar to muy digi, I got it as a 2.5in. frag and now its 5 in. with many new branches.:11:

Researcher
02-10-2010, 07:15 AM
Hi Miltonic.

I run a research aquarium which is currently being upgraded, so my current research (in a 320 g tank) has to be moved to the education area of our facility.
The reason I'm telling you this is that this particular project is on coral growth and growth forms of acropora spp. and what I have been asked to do is a small A3 poster explaining very simply what I am doing. This is just for the kids that come to see the aquarium. Your picture sequence of the birds nest coral is beautiful and I was hoping I could use them in the poster. It isn't for publication and I will credit you as the photographer and aquarist.
So with your permission may I use them?

Miltonic
02-11-2010, 05:48 AM
^I can't believe i just noticed your post but yes you may use them :)

Miltonic
03-15-2010, 04:40 AM
time for an update here


here's the bn last month

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q134/miltonic/greenbnfeb.jpg

here it is this month

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q134/miltonic/greenbnmarch.jpg

stay tuned for next month as it will be my first year with this awesome coral!

Tigerbarb
03-15-2010, 09:04 PM
Wow, you must be a very dedicated hobbyist, to have your stony coral grow so much.

twiggie
03-16-2010, 07:28 PM
It's awesome corals like this that really make me want to start a Marine tank

labnjab
03-17-2010, 09:11 PM
Very nice Milt. I think green birds nest are one of the fastest growing sps.

The gbn we have, which we lost all but one branch due to rtn, has trippled in size in a few months time

Miltonic
03-18-2010, 02:37 AM
I agree lab you can almost see it growing! I wish all SPS were like this lol

Im glad yours is making a comeback since this corals beauty can only be appreciated in a nice sized colony and thats when all you work pays off.