I know... this is a tough problem to have...
I placed my green birdsnest (Seriatopora guttatus) high in the tank, since I only have PC
lighting. Its growth has been way more than I ever imagined, and it's now less than 1" from the normal surface of the water. I don't want to move the coral because it's obviously very happy where it's at, and I like the look of where it's at.
My question is... what is this thing going to do when it hits the surface of the water. I know corals have no problem being out of the water for short periods of time - it happens when I do water changes, and it obviously happens at low tides in the ocean. I assume with natural reefs, the daily water level fluctuation "trains" the coral and limits its growth. But should I expect that in my tank? Will the coral reach the surface and then just table out?
Yeah... I know I can just frag off the high pieces (yes MsBeanCtr... I hear you, I hear you!) and keep it trimmed low. But I'm just curious what to expect if I do nothing.
As always, any advice from those that have been there already is appreciated!