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  1. #21
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    This acro is supposed to be the ORA Plum Crazy that I ordered in the GB from TC Corals. So far it hasn't shown any plum coloring but seems to be showing a green base. Right now I have it down on my sand bed where it's been for acclimation to my lighting. I'm planning on moving it up in the next couple of weeks to see if it shows a different color.
    I also need to adjust the white balance to show exactly what it looks like in my tank.
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    Was messing around with my camera last night and took a better shot of the ORA frag I ordered from TCCorals. I was able to get somewhat of a decent shot of the Plum Crazy frag. I didn't get the white balance adjusted good enough.
    Anyways I just moved it up from the bottom of the tank where it's been since I got it to a much higher part to get it more light and to see if it colors up to its more purple color under more intense lighting.
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    I've been checking and comparing my colors to other hobbyists to see how far my colors may be off and in most cases it seems like my frag is pretty close especially being that I had it much lower in the tank. So after moving it up a couple of days ago and waiting for the polyps to come out and extend themselves a bit I'll try and update this piece and wait to see what type of color I get from it.
    Here are some other comparisons to mine at the moment of the ORA Plum Crazy,

    http://www.thatpetplace.com/Acropora...rag-ora-240884

    http://justmyreef.com/2010/10/22/ora...o-acropora-sp/

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/WYSIWYG-Live...item5654bb34a1

    http://www.petworldrochester.com/plu...a-acropora-sp/

    And of course the ORA photo,
    http://www.orafarm.com/products/hard...ra/plum-crazy/

    This acropora strain was imported from Germany, so not sure what the original colony looked like and not sure what lighting or water parameters it was under compared to ORA over time so it could have morphed into something different and still retain it's original characteristics under different conditions.
    Anyway I look forward to seeing it grow out and what it looks like over time.

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    Also got around to moving the ORA Verde acro up higher in the tank as well. It also had been down on the bottom part of the tank since I got it. When I was removing it from the frag plug it broke into 2 pieces so I mounted them in the same spot. Now like the Plum Crazy I'll wait and see how it colors up being that it's also higher up in the light.

    So far this is what mine is looking like after currently moving it. Polyps aren't out yet and I'm sure the color is going to come around as I've noticed over the past 2 or 3 weeks the base is starting to change color. We'll see what it looks like in a few weeks though. I need to work on getting better shots of this one too.
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    I've also seen 2 different colors of the ORA Verde as well so not sure what color it will turn out to look like yet.

    http://www.treasurecoastcorals.com/a...croporasp.html

    http://rickysreef.blogspot.com/2009/09/ora-corals.html

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    Ponape Birds nest has colored up really well. It currently sits low in the tank and I probably won't move it since it's doing well in the spot it's currently in.
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    Got a couple of better shots of this birds nest.
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    JG Milli is really starting to take off. No new branches yet but it seems to be encrusting more and more.
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    Upscales Microclados also starting to encrust and showing a bit more coloration. I've been concerned about this piece as it has taken quite some time for it to settle in and show even a little progress.
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    Here is my Ora plum crazy... Doesn't have the purple anymore but the tips get hella blue when they grow... My bulbs were over a year old so alot of my acros lost color

 

 

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