Live coral cover for side of overflow

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  1. HaroldF

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    Hi everyone....
    At the expo, I noticed at Aquarium Depot, in their display tank, they had some kind of coral sheet with live coral covering the sides of the overflow box. .. Anyone has any idea how to do that and what to use?

    Thanx
     
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  3. Evo R

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    Best coral for that purpose is gsp ( Green Star Pollops) they spread like wild fire and can cover a large flat surface very quickly.
     
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    HaroldF Thread Starter

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    Yes I think thats what they have.... Cause they had a green color when they're out!
    But how do you "plant" them and how do you prepare the surface??
     
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    If you have a typical coner "box" over flow, take 2 x perspex sheets the same size as the over flow. as if you where building the overflow out of perspex, then usinig sanding paper, roughen up the whole surface were you want the coral to grow. By having a rough surface the gsp will spread and attach much easier to the sides that you want to cover. Then get yourself a nice deceant size frag and using super glue, attach it to the perspex and bob's your sisters uncle ;)

    And you can spead up the covering process buy glueing multiple small pieces all over the perspex areas.

    Hope this makes sence and helps.
     
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    Ok...... Looks like you just attach a piece to the box somewhere and it will jst grow....cool!
    Thanx Evo!
     
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    I tried GSP and glued a small piece on the glass at the bottom, but as it spread to the top the bottom started dieing so it stayed the same size. It just moved to the top. I think as it grew bigger it blocked the light to the ones at the bottom.
     
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    Yes as easy as that. Just remember that it will not likely attach to a smooth surface like glass.

    And hit the thank you button if this helped :tt2:
     
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    I have plenty, I can frag you plenty from my holding tanks
     
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