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Old 01-13-2005, 06:47 PM   #1
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How do Green Star Polyps spread?

Do new ones pop up next to the existing ones or does something go airborne (err... waterborne?) and land elsewhere?
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have a powerhead blowing on them in the direction you want, but to be honest, after awhile you will be trimming back. they tend to spread easy.
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GSP are what are known as "encrusting corals". They spread much in the same manner as coraline algea does over rocks (but much slower).
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They spread much in the same manner as coraline algea does over rocks (but much slower).
I think mine actually grow faster than coraline
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Mine are spreading pretty quick too!
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From my experence this is what I have seen. Newly introduced GSP or SP's in general will spread somewhat slowly at first. Its as if they need to acclomate to the tank conditions for a period of time. Then all of a sudden they will take off spreading upward to a couple inches a month. They will lay down a purple mat over the rock and the polpyps will extend from there.
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They spread much in the same manner as coraline algea does over rocks (but much slower).
I think mine actually grow faster than coraline
mine grow about 5Xs as fast as correline. also, they don't need light to spread, i cut a piece of the mat off to frag them somewhere else and it fell behind a bunch of rock where no light was...... that mat is growing up the glass now, no polyps but the mat is spreading.

the strand I have might be unusual, I know about 6 people that bought stuff from my lfs have the same strand I do because a little piece fell of of my rock and spread over about 5 rocks with mushrooms!............. I have an extremely healthy strand of it though, not very pretty but VERY healthy. this a pic from about 2 months ago, it's mat is all over the back glass and has taken over every rock it is touching

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/download.php?id=9449

sorry I can't get the "[img]" code to work so that's the best I can do
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here's a pic of mine up close. sorry for the not so perfect pic. if you look on the back of the glass you'll see where it's starting to spread.
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I love these spreading star polyps, but would it be safe to assume that as it spreads along your live rock, that rock loses it's effectiveness as a filter?
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Mine is under the power head and it is spreading like weed.
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