Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-12-2014, 05:47 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Packohotdogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 164
Hammer Coral Polyps Touching Rocks... Move it? Pics

Hello Everyone,

Happy Sunday!

I have a small hammer that's 4 inches fully extended. When I got it I had placed it in this little cove of rocks on the sand bed.

Now when it is fully extended it's polyps are touching the surrounding rocks. See pic...

Is there a benefit to moving it so it's not touching anything? Of note, it seems real healthy and is growing.

Thanks!
Jeff

Top down shot


Front shot
__________________

__________________
Packohotdogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 06:23 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
00youknowit00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Montgomery, Texas
Posts: 1,562
I would leave it personally, touching the rock isn't a problem. Once it seems like it's cramped, move it.
__________________

__________________
The hardest thing about this hobby, is having a budget..
Everyone has questions
00youknowit00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 10:18 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Packohotdogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 164
Thanks so much!!!

I may move one of the rocks tomm night and give it a little space.
__________________
Packohotdogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 10:22 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
00youknowit00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Montgomery, Texas
Posts: 1,562
Can't hurt anything
__________________
The hardest thing about this hobby, is having a budget..
Everyone has questions
00youknowit00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 10:35 PM   #5
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,244
More damage might occur where it is low in the substrate. They get agitated if sand gets in the heads. That's why I have mine up at the top as far from the sand as possible. Mine started off 4 inches and is now 16 inches across.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
chi, coral, hammer, move, pic, pics, polyp, polyps, rock, rocks

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.