Massive Gonipora

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  1. Chris Franky

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    Hi Guys,

    In November i bought a gonipora from my local store not realising that in a few months it will take over my tank. (the signature tank bought from @my tank)

    Is this normal and can i expect it to "double" in size over the next 7 months?

    It is currently host to my clowns, but fear that i am soon going to have to find it a new home as there is no space for anything else. its current fully extended size is about 30cm wide and 24cm tall.

    I feed it lobster eggs and red plankton.

    Thanks in advance.

    Ps. i will post a picture in the morning, i dont know how to on my ipad
     
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  3. Clownfish9906

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    Time to frag??? lol
     
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    good going, they are normally more difficult lps to keep, what ever you are doing is good, keep it up

    and they are a little more complex to frag :)
     
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    Damn!!!

    Well, yes they are more difficult to keep. I like the look of one at a sponsers LFS, but was hesitant when I was told that...
     
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    I would not attempt to frag it. You stand the chance of killing the whole thing. You are very lucky to have one and its not worth the risk of fragging.
     
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    Yip I agree, need an inland diamond saw to make a clean cut and not worth the risk
     
  8. Chris Franky

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    Cool thanks for the info.

    It is growing like a deamon and the clowns love it....maybe it is time to get a bigger tank so I able to keep other coral too.
     
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    Pic of b4 and after would be nice to see it.
     
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    I have seen it, its something to be seen. Never seen such a health and MASSIVE Gonny, I have three none of which are this big. I would say its about 80% the size of a normal soccer ball!!!
    @Chris Franky - you are doing so well as a reefer, it is inspiring to actually watch your progress!
     
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    Just need to work on those ipad skills a little and get a pic uploaded lol
     
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    I've fragged Goniopora djiboutensis and haven't had a loss, but honestly I wouldn't risk it on a big thriving colony unless you really need to.
     
  15. Chris Franky

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    I am not sure if i have done this correctly. The pic with the wooden cabinet is the before pic with him fully extended, the zoomed in one was taken over the weekend.
     
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    what a nice problem to have? a coral overgrowing the system :)
     
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    Ha ha ha. its only a problem cause it is limiting the space i have to add other coral :)

    I am having huge doubts trading him though as my clowns are so comfy and happy with the gonny as a host. The cube is only 55cm x 75cmx45, so with him fully extended and perched on his rock he takes about half of the space.

    Is there another solution that i havent thought about yet?
     
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    its looks really good Chris!
     
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    Nice to see one of these doing well, have high hopes for my red one (in a nano).
     
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    Yeah, send it to my tank.....:tt2:
     
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    @seank, are you keen? i am actually planning on taking it back to my local tomorrow and they said they will swop it for some smaller corals....but if you would like it no problems....but see you not just around the corner
     
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