When I look at the tank showcase forums at the beautiful pictures of some of our member's developed reef setups I notice large full corals, some with great patters like brains and favias, usually consisting of a large bulbous/round colony.
THEN I go look at the various online vendors selling frags and when you can get a WYSIWYG section it looks like they have just hacked these intricate paternd corals into 1"x1" squares? Am I to assume that given time these squares will repair and propogate the patern or will they just grow all gnarly and haphazardly?
Also, do these colonies produce their own central mass, or are they coating a piece of live rock like mushrooms/zoas?
65gal drilled Reef (3'x1.5'x2').
1 Powder Blue Tang, 1 Yellow Eyed Kole Tang, 2 Ocellaris Clownfish, 1 Talbot Damsel, 1 YWG, 1 Red Honey Damsel.