2019 LPS Grow-Out Contest - Cyphastrea

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At our March meeting we distributed free frags of cyphastrea and many other LPS frags. Since we had the most frags of the cyphastrea we decided we'd do a little grow out contest. To participate you must be a supporting member. If you're not please consider joining, it pays for itself many times over :).

The Prize: Bragging rights with a cool banner under your screen name... and a 100 dollar gift certificate to the sponsor of your choice.

The Goal: Judging will have 2 criteria: the best growth and to grow the coral in a creative manner. Thank you Wade for the latter suggestion :). Cyphastrea is one of the best corals to encrust on various objects... For example:

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How to Participate: You must post a beginning pic on this thread before 4/1. The contest will run for 3 months. Please post a followup pic at the end of each month. The contest will end on 7/1. Please post a final pic at the end of the contest and then we will allow the participants to vote on the winner. Yes you are allowed to vote for yourself. :)

Thanks!
 
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raybiotech

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Boo! Any frags left for a non-attender? If not count me in for the next contest. These are fun.
 

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My frag is recovering nicely. Good polyp extension. However, I think I am out of the contest as mine has a way to go to recover to gowth stage. I picked a frag that must have been in the shade as there does not appear to be any base flesh... I'll enter my name in the "it's still alive" contest! :D
 

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oh man, my cyphastrea was so beat up by the saw that it began to peel off during the meeting. i will see if it survives at all.
 

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May 11th update, a little late as I see we were supposed to update at the end of each month! I moved my frag to my sump after my initial image for most of April. In the main tank, it was turning brown even with my lights dimmed and in acclimation mode. I moved the Cyphastrea back to my main tank a couple of weeks ago and attached it to a small rock. Not very creative, however it is starting to grow out and it is keeping it's coloration now. Any updates from others?
 

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