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Old 11-23-2013, 11:57 AM   #1
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Simething new growing on my Live Rock

So can anyone tell me what these are? They have started growing out of my live Rock. One is a purple bulb of some kind, while the other is Snow White and has little fingers sticking off the rim at the tip all the way around.
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:03 PM   #2
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They are coral. The purple looks like mushrooms, which are soft coral. The white guys appear to be bleached LPS, most likely a duncan.
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:05 PM   #3
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My tank has only been up about two months. Didn't think they would grow on their own... Cool now I gotta figure out how to take care of them.
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:07 PM   #4
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The white ones could be button polyps starting to grow. when mine start out that is how they look.
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This may be a silly question, but what does LPS stand for?
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:10 PM   #6
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Large polyp stony. And it is possible that they could be button polyps coming up as well, as stated above. Be honest, forgot about them looking like that when coming up...and if they just appeared it is much more likely to be them. So sounds like you got some free soft coral.
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Awesome! I wanted to go coral eventually, but thought I would need my tank set up for about 6 months or so before I bought any.. Guess I need to figure out how to take care of them now.. LOL
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Awesome! I wanted to go coral eventually, but thought I would need my tank set up for about 6 months or so before I bought any.. Guess I need to figure out how to take care of them now.. LOL
what kimd of lighting do you have.??
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:43 PM   #9
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I have a programmable 36" 234W 6x39 fluorescent Actinic T5 HO. Six bulb 3 HO white, 3 actinic blue, 6 moonlight LEDs. It is programmed to keep moonlight from 7pm to 7am, 7am-1000 it is twilight, 1000-5pm high setting with all 6 lights on, then 5pm-7pm it is twilight again.
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the white corals are button polyps
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