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Old 02-22-2009, 05:18 PM   #11
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The Zoas look like Radio Active Dragon Eyes. Very nice pick up for $10!!

The "starburst" polyp is also know as green star polyps or pink star polyps depending on the color. They grow and spread very quickly so keep that in mine when placing them.
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The Zoas look like Radio Active Dragon Eyes. Very nice pick up for $10!!

The "starburst" polyp is also know as green star polyps or pink star polyps depending on the color. They grow and spread very quickly so keep that in mine when placing them.
Hey thanks.. I'm amazed watching the corals in the tank. I get nervous thinking something is wrong with them... Like when the Polyps retract, or the mushroom shriks, etc etc.. Then, 30 mintes later, they are back to normal.. They're so pretty you forget they are alive and react to their enviornment.

Ziggy... In the last pic, you see most of my tank... What do you think of the 3 spots and did I place the GSP in a location that will allow for able growth?
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I`m not Allen but I think they look OK.
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I`m not Allen but I think they look OK.
LOL.. True.. but your advice carries just as much weight!
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I had one mushroom just like yours there and I`ve probably made a couple hundred in store credit and still have these. They will grow like crazy under the right conditions.
Wow Mike..your not kidding.. Just looking at my shroom today and I see a little Purple blob next to him. To me it looks like its an offspring.. Cool Stuff considering it's only been in my tank for 5 days
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Your placement is just fine. What I was saying is the star polyps can and will cover any and all surfaces in your tank, just keep that in mind. I started out with a tiny patch about 3/4"x3/4" I now have 4 large rocks covered with probably thousands of polyps. I like to keep my GSP in a spot that I can control it's growth, like on a rock that doesn't touch any other rock in my system. As it is right now, my GSP are on a rock that is pretty much isolated from the rest of my rock structure.

Just an FYI on the coral and it's growth pattern.
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That's good to know.. the Rock they they are on now is prob the largest rock in the entire system. I could not remove that without causing some major disruptions. I think I'll heed your warning and place it somewher else.I may move it up to the Top rock which I can easily move. I also have some smaller rocks down in my sump I can mount it to.
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Those starburst polyps will grow like crazy as well. My orignal colony spread so fast that it overtook some of my mushrooms and polyps and I now need to take aggressive measures to control its spread. Just a heads up.
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