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basiab 01-03-2012 05:55 PM

Acan growing
I have an acan that is growing heads that hang off the rock it is on. What is the best way to handle this. Should I just place a rock or plug there and if I do will it attach. Or ??
I never had this before but now with my LED lights my corals are growing.

OOtzie 01-03-2012 06:25 PM

If you let it drip into the sand no biggie, it will just grow a flat skeleton.

xxxAngeloxxx 01-03-2012 06:28 PM

Imo I would place it in a disc plug

saltwaterinbrooklyn 01-03-2012 07:27 PM

Try to get it onto a plug or disk , this way u can sell em lol and congrats on your leds its some what amazing, which ones did u get

basiab 01-04-2012 04:46 PM

Got it from an MR memeber and it is a DIY job and looks it. It is 3w CRE half white and half blue for a total of 72W.

Coralreefer1 04-17-2012 01:58 AM

It shouldn't attach unless you glue it to a piece of rock. They precipitate a calcareous skeleton with which their tissue attaches. They do not produce a stolen like a star polyp or Zoanthid does enabling it to adhere to anything next to it. Nor is it an encrusting coral like Montipora Nodosa, Verrucosa or some species of Porites and Millipora.
Place it in the sand and it will grow flat as mentioned above.
Beautiful coral!

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