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Old 03-31-2012, 01:28 AM   #1
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Coral question

How can I keep my new hammer coral from growing tall and spacing out? I want the polyps to grow larger and the actual coral to grow larger and wider but I don't want the Stoney part to get taller in some places to space out all the polyps... Does anyone know what causes this or does it just vary?
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I'm sure it is flow and lighting related. Like a plant that needs more light will grow as tall as it can, a coral will probably grow to ease the strain of flow and find brighter spots.
That being said, predicting such growth is probably very difficult with coral. But I don't really anticipate you having a problem. That Hammer looks fairly mature, so it is *probably* as tall as it will get. Always possible it could grow taller, but assuming all of it's needs are met, I don't think it will.
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Alright thanks! I'll make sure it's as happy as can be, this is it from today, seems to have opened up more from the move
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Wow that's beautiful! I'm kinda new to corals, an I was wondering how you got that coral on the right so close to the hammer coral? I thought they had stinging tentacles?
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