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  1. CPTG

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  3. Tony

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    Green star polyps. Nice if they came as hitchikers
     
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    Star Polyps, scientific name: Pachyclavularia sp.

    Often confused with Briareum sp. but the latter usually have much longer "tentacles".

    Very easy to keep, and a nice first edition to any tank, but will eventually spread to the point where you need to kill off the "border areas" to keep them from over growing other corals.

    Hennie
     
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    Oh, and apologies for being rude... WELCOME to MASA. Please tell us a bit more of your tank, and post a few photos, we really love to see what everybody's tanks look like :)

    Hennie
     
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    Welcome to MASA and yesh green stars it is...
     
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    Welcome to MASA!!! Yip correcto! Looks neat but does spread in time.
     
  8. Tony

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    How rude of me. Welcome to MASA.
     
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    A VERY WARM WELCOME to MASA, CPTG! Great to have you on-board!

    Please start a new thread in the "New Members" forum, telling us all about yourself.....
     
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    You snooping pervert - you surely mean "tell us all about your tank" :whistling:

    :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

    Hennie
     
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    Welcome to MASA
     
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    LOL Hennie - I actually MEANT him (his reefkeeping experience), AND HIS TANK!

     
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    Welcome to MASA!!
     
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    Welcome!!! Jip, Star Polyps... My favorite coral!!!

    They are mostly photosynthetic, so make sure they have nice light. They also require moderate to strong flow, and they extend the furthest in stronger flow (not direct flow though :nono:)

    Check you photo... Do you see those purple studs next to them? Well, that is where the polyps will emerge from. They withdraw totally in the night, leaving no polyps exposed for predators, so dont worry if you wake up and they are all gone. They form a rubbery purple mat, that grows quite rapidly if you give them the correct conditions. Just a word of warning, they are not stinging coral, but they can overgrow other corals thus killing them, especially things like gorgonians... They can however be stung by other aggressive corals like hammes / torches that has sweeping tentacles, so just be aware...

    Nice going!!! :thumbup:
     
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