GSP OverGrowing Birdsnest

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  1. MyKey

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    How do I control GSP growth?


    Have a look at the picture attached, I think I left my birdsnest to close to the GSP and this morning I notice that the GSP was growing up the stem of the birdsnest. and therefore killing it..

    What do I do? as you know birdsnest is quite brittle so I do not want to do anything harsh to the stem of the coral.

    I guess I will wake up one day and the whole SPS will be overgrown with this GSP

    [​IMG]

    PS : How do I go about editing the subject line? Its supposed to birdsneSt not birdsneXt
     
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  3. Shaun

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    Is it me, but I don't see a Birdsnest or a birdsneXt in the pic.

    They are usually not to difficult to remove, I have found using a chizel or knife works well and sometimes it will just peel off. The problem is as you say the BN is very brittle, so do it carefully.;)
     
  4. lanzo

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    what is that?
    cats paw coral or what?

    yip like shaun said....remove it with a knife
     
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    ha u have the weed. and some people cant get it to grow. I would love to have a FO just with different colour GSP's covering the rocks
     
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    That is defeniatley not a birdsnest. Looks more like a soft coral to me. I agree with Shaun on the removal part.
     
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    You could also place a large shell over the area you wish to die back. Once it attaches to the shell you can remove the shell which would more than likely remove a big sheet with it.

    Funny how some tanks this stuff grows like weeds and others battle to keep it alive
     
  8. MyKey

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    I bought it by Midasblenny as a green birdsnest (Seriatopora caliendrum ) in Nov, could it be that due to the fact that I took the picture with my phone that the picture is crappy? Well I think Its my phone quality as it is much more greener in real life as it has quite nice tips as well. its definatly not a soft coral

    Thanks.. I will attempt and cut it off with a blade...

    Hey those stuff (GSP) is like weeds in my tank and I really think they do not deserve to be called corals (lol), I had a small rock about a year ago with it on.. Now these things are EVERYWHERE
     
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    I do not think it is a birdsnest MyKey. I also agree that it looks more like a softie
     
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    Your link is correct. Is that coral hard or soft MyKey?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Here is a pic of my Seriatopora Caliendram

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Darryl

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    My GSP's grow like mad as well, the brown sends out a type of runner which covers everything.

    When it starts encroaching something, I simply burn it back! What I do is the same as what I do to my aptasia. I nuke it with kalk.

    I take a teaspoon of kalk and mix it with about 5ml of tank water. I then turn off all the pumps and, using a syringe, apply it to the offending GSP. Leave it for about 20 mins and then switch everything back on.

    It's like burning a firebreak, enabling you to prune away at the growth! ;)
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i had this problem, remove coral prune GSP and replace coral sell offcits...
     
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    What????


    Do you mean.........Remove coral, prune GSP, replace coral and sell the offcuts......?:thumbup:
     
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    How i killed mine was removed the rock, and boiling water on it then pealed the rest off all dead
     
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    that really does look like a soft coral could we get another pic plz
     
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