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Old 08-13-2012, 09:30 PM   #1
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What is this?

Can anyone tell me what this is. It grew out of lr 2 months ago and seems to grow pretty quick
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:43 PM   #2
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It looks quite a bit like birdsnest (Sieratapora hystrex) but the branches seem to thin and aren't pointy enough. Does it have a hard skeleton?
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:50 PM   #3
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It looks quite a bit like birdsnest (Sieratapora hystrex) but the branches seem to thin and aren't pointy enough. Does it have a hard skeleton?
Appears to be birdsnest when you say grew out of liverock are you saying is wasn there then all sudden it was growing out?
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:07 PM   #4
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Yeah, I've had this lr in my tank for about 10months. It just came out of nowhere. It's actually growing in another spot on the same lr.
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Don't know if it's seratipora, though I'd be really stoked if it was, however it's very flimsy but maybe it will harden over time. Is seratipora flimsy when young? This will blow around from the powerhead. I've never had seratipora though I plan too. Lots of acros though an I know there hard no matter what size. Any other ideas?
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:16 PM   #6
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Don't know if it's seratipora, though I'd be really stoked if it was, however it's very flimsy but maybe it will harden over time. Is seratipora flimsy when young? This will blow around from the powerhead. I've never had seratipora though I plan too. Lots of acros though an I know there hard no matter what size. Any other ideas?
Nope, it's probably some type of gorgonian.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:26 PM   #7
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That's what it looks like. I thought they grew in substrate though, no? It seems to be growing quite rapidly. Should I keep it, or will it become a nuisance?
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That's what it looks like. I thought they grew in substrate though, no? It seems to be growing quite rapidly. Should I keep it, or will it become a nuisance?
I would keep it, it's cool, and easily fragged if need be.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:08 PM   #9
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I bet it is a type of sponge. It's hard to tell from the pic, but if it looks waxy or stingy it could be a sponge.
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I bet it is a type of sponge. It's hard to tell from the pic, but if it looks waxy or stingy it could be a sponge.
Looks cool looks safe
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