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Old 06-20-2006, 04:59 PM   #1
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How to Propagate Anthelia

I was hoping some one could help explain how to properly propagate Anthelia. I have been doing some research and I am still a little confused. with anthelia am I supposed to just cut a single stem or go for a cluster. Also am I supposed to try and separate the base from the rock? HELP. I am really confused.

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I wish I knew how to stop it from spreading like a weed. I don't do anything but it just keeps spreading and it's to the point now where it covers almost 1/2 of the back glass of my tank.

When I frag it, I peel the base of it off the rock and super glue it to a piece of LR rubble and it spreads from there.

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Old 06-22-2006, 11:20 PM   #3
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You could just cut the stalk off and it will regrow. A little nub will gow back of that stuff. I have some in my fuge and still grows.

I agree with cccapt as well. Eventually, you will have more than you want...
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This coral can be a pest if left alone. Like they said peel off the rock or cut..
I had 1 stalk and it took over the top of my tank a few years ago.. My tank crashed and the only good thing that came out of that was it killed off the anthelia. Xenia is another pest is left unchecked.
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Same process for dealing with Xenia?
I ended up with some on some LR I had shipped in...tiny.. but it's already doubled in size in a couple weeks (became two seperate ones, side by side).
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