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Old 09-25-2003, 03:17 PM   #1
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new coral growth?

Finally something is growing out of my live rock. Aside from the hundreds of little brown worms (peanut?) and minature (1 cm)retracting flower looking things I have not seen anything too exciting growing out of the live rock . This morning I noticed some growth coming from a "dead" coral skeleton. For now they are no more than 1 mm high and growing from scattered areas on this skeletal area. They are neon green in color. Funny, but I get more a kick out of the critters on the live rock than from the fish. Anyway I have had this tank up now for almost 2 months and things look great. Still need to bring my nitrates down( currently about 10ppm) before I introduce any hardy corals. I will try to take a picture of this growth but I dont know if it would come out clear enough for an ID.
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Old 09-25-2003, 06:08 PM   #2
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Is this it?



Caryophyllia smithii - a type of cup coral.
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Old 09-25-2003, 06:58 PM   #3
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I hope so.
How big is that?
How many do you have?
Are they clustered together?
What I am seeing is quite small and in several patches. Kind of suprises me because I have moderate lighting
(130w for 55 gal )
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It's not mine - I pulled that pic from here:

>>Caryophyllia smithii <<

I don't believe they are highly photosynthetic, if at all.
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