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  1. Arries

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    Well i bought this coral from a LFS who said its a Chalice Coral..And yes i did read up on chalice corals ect thats why i bought it...But for some reason i have my doubts..When i got it was very brown but been in my tank 3days now and starting to get a metallic green glow to it..Just want to confirm if it is a chalice or something else so i can look at its needs ect...Thanx Alot...:thumbup:

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    Oh and excuse the algae spots...Busy with wc and rescaping...:blush:
     
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    Turbinaria
     
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    Geeeezzz that was fast...Thanx David...Stupid LFS.:cursing:..I started to doubt it when i saw these little heads coming out...They were not out at the LFS...
     
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    Sketeton in not like that of a chalice. Chalice doesn't normally extend polyps. Coralites aren't as long and pronounced in chalice either.
    Still a nice coral, has a much more interesting growth pattern than chalice.
     
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    also commonly known as a Pagoda or Cup Coral. ;)
     
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    Mycedium elephantotus, dubbed "Elephant Nose,"

    Hi

    Looks more like a Mycedium elephantotus or "Elephant Nose" coral. The polyps all faces outwards, a key characteristic of this elephant noses (hence the name). I have however not seen many perfect round ones.

    Turbinaria's polyps are normally denser and do not have a "radial" direction.

    If you luck, you may develop contrasting colors on the polyps.

    I also have bought a Elephant nose locally as a Chalice Coral, check my link to the tank, my have turned red and metallic green (from brown).
     
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    Definitely a turbinaria.
     
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    Thanx everybody...Stupid salesman...Wanted a chalice...
     
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    what did u pay for it ?
     
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