Thursday, April 15, 2010 has been a bit since I've posted- sorry.
Just got done with jury duty...and I'm back!
Ok, so let's see...... what has happened since my last post?
Ah,yes, our April Meeting of the Marion- Ocala- Reef- Enthusiasts- Club
otherwise known for now as M.O.R.E.
We had the pleasure of visiting Ron's home, where he showcased his beautiful aquarium for us, hosted the meeting, and gave a tour to his garage where he has the sump set up.
How unique to see it completely apart from the tank! Whereas most of us have ours under our tanks, his is in a whole other part of the house!
Very nice meeting- we got to see a demonstration from Bill
(TanksALot of Ocala) on testing your water, and we had a great frag raffle. Each person got to participate for the coral they desired. -

And I won one of the giveaways!!!
Soooooo excited about this:
I received a frag of Ron's Blue Tort
Which I 'believe' to be a
California Blue Tort:

Acropora tortuosa "California Blue Tort Staghorn Frag"

California Blue Tort Staghorn Coral has deep blue coloration with some blue-green towards the trunk, and the tips display brilliant violet-blue. The California varies slightly from the Oregon Tort in color, and tends to be slightly more violet. This version also tends to grow more quickly.
 (this info was taken directly from so please visit for more info)

As soon as I placed this little guy into my tank, he took on such a nice purply color!

Also, Ron gave me a piece of his GORGEOUS show size
 Montipora Capricornis :

For those of you that aren't reef geeks:
Montipora Capricornis is a SPS coral
with swirling plates that looks
incredible in your tank when it
reaches Ron's show piece size!
Under my lights, it takes on a
brilliant orange with flourescent patches.
Here is a full tank shot of Ron's tank,
where you can see the Montipora Capricornis in the middle.

We now have a forum set up aside from our facebook page:
Please feel free to visit, sign up if you are in the area and would like to be
a member of the club - or just want to read and gain
some shared knowledge of the hobby we love so much!

May's meeting is to be held by our very own Ian!
Thanks Ian!! Can't wait!!

Have a great weekend everyone!



  1. Cool post. Look forward to your future posts. So glad I was able to connect with you through TM.

    Sandie Lee

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