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Old 07-10-2013, 01:22 PM   #11
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It was a deep purple last night!! It looked awesome!! With neon green polyps its grown lil less than a 1/4 inch already in 3 weeks ..
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:29 PM   #12
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Just talked to the guy I got it from. And he said its a Garfs bonsai ..
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:39 AM   #13
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It's not a garf bonsai. It's a wild colony with branches much thicker than a bonsai. Is it on a rock/concrete glob with some strings coming off of it? This is an indication that it's a wild piece.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:57 AM   #14
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It's on a concrete looking circle that has all kinds of stuff growing on it. It has a green thin tube growing along with red and green macro. And looks like a corraline flakey substance.. The other one I found similar is a copps bonsai ..
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Bonsai is a name that folks in the hobby gave to corals to up the value. Your ordinary marine biologist would refer to this coral as such. Here is one of mine.

...and here is a "garf bonsai" that I used to have a few years back-

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It could be the flow in the ocean V.S. the tank, but notice the different growth patterns..
I have emailed the supplier I got these from. Maybe she can help with a positive I.D.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:13 AM   #17
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Ya. Your first pic looks very close to mine. But yours has much more color
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:15 AM   #18
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And mine is more of a tree type form..
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That's a top down pic. It looks the same as yours from the side.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:25 AM   #20
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Oh ok. I want to try a top down pic.. Need to stop the agitation at the surface tho
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