Growth patterns,proof of life.

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  1. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I realize that with all the problems with my tanks currently, this may just seem completely silly and neurotic. I have moved the coral down and do not want to again and really do not want to frag it again right now.

    Question: The tips are out of the water constantly now on a portion of the coral, you can see it in the image. This does not seem to cause any issues, but can it cause issues?
    I know in the wild tips are exposed during low tide but this constant.

    Any input whether speculation or first hand appreciated.

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    You can see the tips.

    Thank you again.
     
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  3. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    It might help to see a FTS shot to make any final decision.
     
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    kwinter1 Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    I don't have an answer but I am jealous
     
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  5. m2434

    m2434 Giant Squid

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    That's crazy. I think it will be an issue in the long run, but I could probably take it off you hands for a while, until you upgrade tanks. At least if you think it would help :)
     
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  6. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    Personally, I think the coral will just stop growing at those tips for now and maybe start branching more. Just an uneducated guess, but it would seem a bit self-destructive for the colony to continue to the point of causing problems.
     
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  7. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    :p:p

    Thanks kwinter. :)

    Hey Matt.

    Appreciate the offer lol.


    Mr. Bill and m2434,

    I expected it to table out and stop, must be a lighting issue.

    Actually had a nightmare, yes neurotic, that tips STN'd and the whole coral started. Obviously this is something that is bothering me.

    Guess I am going to have to get off my duff, fix the issue, get a FTS (yes Alex). Motivation from the Acropora Gods I guess.

    Thanks guys/gals and Alex.
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I doubt they will grow out more. They will most likely go flat on the ends and grow out elsewhere on the colony.
     
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  10. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah that is what I figured.

    If you look closely you can see the tips are blunt compared to the other tips, almost a knob type appearance, this is what concerned me.


    Did you cut the Formosa? What happened to the tips if you did not.

    I have seen some acropora pancake out but mine is not doing that either.
     
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  11. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    that is some amazing growth there! I have no idea on the effects but I hope I have this issue one day!
     
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  12. grinder37

    grinder37 Whip-Lash Squid

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    Ditto,thats an envious problem to have.

    Cheryl,That thing is a beast!I have the utmost confidence in you being able to handle whatever needs done with it.The worst you can end up with is a bunch of high end rp frags and still have a sweet colony.Just a guess here too,but I would also think it would stop upwards growth and spread out.
     
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