I've had my 180 gal
partial fish/reef tank up now for about a month and a half (my first tank...jumped right in!). I'm on my second phase of adding some cleaning crew and with my online order came a free Florida Ricordea (yesterday). This is my first legit addition to my tank other than some "test damsels" which are doing very well. I placed the Ricordea on a nice piece of rock (flat and about 8"x8") about three quarters from the top of the tank due to my halides putting off some major light, with the intention of adding a few more colors. It appears to be comfortable so far where it's at as it hasn't moved and I also noticed it has two mouths, so I'm hoping it will naturally split.
With all that being said, and assuming the Ricordea has found a permanent home (I didn't anchor it)...how far apart should I anchor or place any additional pieces of Ricordea on the same rock to create a nice garden? I have read that they are slow growers but I don't want to impede their potential growth by placing them too close to one another.
Thanks in advance!