Coral placement - Vertical

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  1. VicZA

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    I was having a look at my scaping and was wondering what coral would attach and grow successfully on vertical or near-vertical rock. Would something like a monti grow up a vertical rock. Any ideas and pictures of what you have in your own tank would be very cool.
     
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    If it still gets light then zoas or something like GSP or anthelia will work.
     
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    would something like a monti grow on a vertical rock?
     
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    I think it would because it sticks out and will receive light
     
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    For sure, as long as its getting enough light. Just putty it onto the vertical section and maybe prop it up until its set.
     
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    Have a look at encrusting monti's & perhaps "encrusting lps's like blastomussa, acanthastrea, chalice. Then zoas & GSP are always a winner...
     
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    Normal montis will form plates outwards and then block light to the bottom. They will also become heavy and fall off once they get bigger unless you support them.
     
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    @Visser and @mariusmeyer excuse my ignorance but what is the difference between a "normal" and "encrusting" monti ?
     
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    Normal plating montis (Montipora capricornis sp) grow out and form large plates. Encrusting montis don't do this and grow flat on rocks.
     
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    Plating montipora
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    Encrusting montipora
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    Have you got a pic of said vertical rock?
    Shading is a problem as already stated, so youll need something that grows flat against the rock. Plating monti would work, but it grows rather slowly. Id opt for zoas, lots or colours, grow fast and arent too demanding about light.
     
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    don't have one right now ... will post one later tonight
     
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