Please help with ID

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  1. herkie

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    This coral is opening up or so much more in the last 2 weeks than it ever did in the last year. Can you help to ID and then also assist me in what might be making it so happy. My tank is the same as before with the only difference being a filter with PhosGuard added about 2 weeks ago.
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    Hydnophora Herkie. It is a LPS coral.....
     
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    Maybe its the misspelling on the packaging that makes the sponge work so well to make the coral happy ... maybe it is working and reducing the phos so the coral is happy...
     
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    Oops Chikaboo. Wrong thread mate! ;)
     
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    Right thread was trying to answer a 2 in 1 thread ... sorry first part of herkies question couldn't help with ID ... With ref to his other thread and this one maybe the reduction of PO4 (which he thought was not happening) could be assisting it the coral being "happy"
     
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    The 2 similar threads posted at almost the same time was bound to cause confusion. I used the filter for about 2 months and it did not seem to have any effect. I then recently started the PhosGuard and this coral started blooming.
     
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    And this one as well please.
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    Herkie - I think that the 2nd coral is called "acanastrea" (sp?) or "acan" for short.
     
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    is a Hydro not an SPS?
     
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    Hi SIMS - I have investigated this once, due to owning one. The polyps on the hydnophora is to big, to be classified SPS (small polyped stony). I also once thought that the hydnophora was SPS.
     
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    awesome - nice to have correct info on the corals I have - thank you ;)
     
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    I wish I could capture the true colour of this coral, it is truly beautiful. Especially in the blue light.
     
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    Photo from my own tank Herkie
     
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