sps id needed

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  1. Philip.Cloete

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    Hi guys I got some more sps was wondering if you can id them.
    Scientific names will be appreciated if possible. There are quite a few so please as much info as possible would be apreciated

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    I think this is a monti digita
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    Sorry about picture quality
     
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    last one is a chalice coral

    first one might be green plating monti cant really make it out
     
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    Yeah last is a chalice, LPS if im not mistaken? First looks like green plate, second does look like orange didgitata or a browned out purple...

    Can you get clearer pics?
     
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    If you got them from raynow, then the first one is a Gardineroseris sp. Rare LPS in sa but a very nice coral to have.
    Second is a montipora digitata...
    Third is a chalice coral...
     
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    @Visser I see you have the same coral (as in pic 1) why did everybody say its a verry common coral when you asked for a id.

    Did it maybe turn out to be something else.
    I searched for it and cant find a simmilar pic only similar pic I saw is on your thread.q

    Anyway thanks for the id
     
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    Its a common coral on the reefs from sodwana northwards, but is rarely imported to purchase in LPS's...
    I know what coral it is because it originally came from me as did the chalice you have...

    It is definitely the gardineroseris coral. Just have a look at the google images...
    Here is one of the images from google...
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    Cool thanks does it need any special care.
    I placed mine about half way to bottom in tank. I have 8 80w t5s
    Do I feed or just leave them?

    Also what growth have you experienced with them?
     
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    Nope, its actually not that difficult to care for.
    It likes medium to medhigh flow & medium lighting.
    I havent fed it anything directly but i have seen its tentacles coming out when i feed my other corals.
    If your water perameters are good, it should double in size in about 3-4months.

    Just remember its a encrusting type coral & will completely cover the rock you put it on if its happy...
     
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