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Old 12-07-2013, 03:12 PM   #11
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I have also heard to snip off tips with algae growth because it can spread and kill the coral. We just bought one as well, and a lot of the tips are white. Bleaching = bad; but I'm not sure if this is abnormal because it's such a minimal amount. Could it be new growth? We have only had it for a week. There is a larger spot on the bottom that I assume is there from being shaded. Any insight is appreciated. (Picture will hopefully attach)

If anyone has star polyp fragging advice, I'm open to hearing that too!
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:30 PM   #12
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The white tips are just new growth so they aren't anything you need to worry about. As for fragging you can just break / cut bits off and glue them to a piece of rock.
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fragging GSP is very easy it grows in a mat that can be peeled up and cut like a carpet I use a plastic butter knife to lift the edge and peel it back.
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:00 PM   #14
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Thanks for the info! I have heard about the peel and cut method, but ours is stuck on the rock like glue. I think we are going to have to break the rock to frag it...
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:04 PM   #15
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Just take a razorblade to it. Keeping coral like GSP in the sandbed is normally best so it doesn't overwhelm the tank. Even though in the sand it will still try to grow and make it easier to frag.
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:27 PM   #16
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I'll try the razor blade. That's exactly what I was thinking (about the sand bed). His new home awaits.
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:31 AM   #17
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I love your birds nest, I have the same one but has grow differently to yours I thought the white tips was bleaching at first, but found out it was new growth, thank god as as its growing like mad under the razors I added a reactor and all the algae has gone, almost over night, and thanks to my yellow tang
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:00 PM   #18
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Jamie, post a picture of your birdsnest. I'd love to see it. What type of reactor did you add for algae, and what type of algae did you have?
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