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Old 12-24-2012, 01:18 PM   #1
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Hammer Coral Growth Rate

Just picked up a 2 headed frag of hammer yesterday for $10 from a local guy. I was wondering how they grow. Do they grow a new branch? Here's a picture of it. iPod quality makes it look like [moderator edit].



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Old 12-24-2012, 01:23 PM   #2
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Hey jake. From my research, hammer corals begin new brances towards the bottom of the stem. It may take months - years for it to grow - depending on params & feeding.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:25 PM   #3
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There are branching hammer corals
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:27 PM   #4
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It can also split from one head to two.
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I have a hammer for a few months now and it's been growing new heads no new branches yet... It went from 2 to about 5-6 heads in about 4 months I think so hopefully that could give you an idea.
I only have a 4 bulb T-5HO
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:54 PM   #6
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I have a hammer for a few months now and it's been growing new heads no new branches yet... It went from 2 to about 5-6 heads in about 4 months I think so hopefully that could give you an idea.
I only have a 4 bulb T-5HO
That's awesome. I have the same lighting so hopefully my will do the same.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:08 PM   #7
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Im tagging along as I am planning to get one of this coral too

Does it have water parameter requirement?
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:49 PM   #8
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Mine has made some great progress in 4 months as well. It went from 3 heads to 5 and another splitting right now as well as 3 new baby heads growing from the base.


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Mine took over 8 months to start sprouting heads but now I see a lot of growth around the base



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Don't know how we'll you can see but I started with four big heads now there is about 8-10 new ones growing
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The number one thing that will help it to grow is PWC`s. Mine have grown alot and IME weekly PWC`s were a big part of it.
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