star polyp background

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  1. Dingo

    Dingo Giant Squid

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    while snooping around my lfs I saw they had a patch of star polyps rubber banded to the back of their tank. after looking at their other display tanks I noticed that the back was mostly covered with GSP...

    Im thinking that I want to try this! has anyone ever tried to make a star polyp background? comments/ opinions welcome
     
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  3. mikejrice

    mikejrice 3reef Affiliate

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    Im working on a yellow polyp background. Its an awesome idea. Makes it look better and filters the water.
     
  4. Dingo

    Dingo Giant Squid

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    sweet then ill do it tomorrow after class! im assuming you just glue a piece to the glass?
     
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    Ya superglue jell should do the trick. It would be better if you could find a way to tie or rubber band it on there though. If you glue it and ever want to switch your tank around to view through the back the glue will not come off easily. Maybe try rubber banding it to a return line and let it grow from there.
     
  6. Dingo

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    alright... my gsp has been land locked for a while now so no real growth recently. how fast does this stuff grow. ill just cut a small section of it from my existing colony
     
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    Depends on conditions. Mine seems to grow at at least 1/2 inch in all directions per months.
     
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  9. oceanparadise1

    oceanparadise1 Fire Squid

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    i jus put some gsp on my two overflows
     
  10. gfunk823

    gfunk823 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    how do you go about doing this anything specific or just find a place and put the gsps there?
     
  11. iLLwiLL

    iLLwiLL Sailfin Tang

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    An even easier way could be to glue a rubber band to the back of the tank, then use that to hold the GSP in place.

    ~Will.
     
  12. oceanparadise1

    oceanparadise1 Fire Squid

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    i use putty on the back of the gsp to stick it to the overflows