What coral will cover a rock? (to hide putty)

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I had a big of a fight last night trying to arrange my rocks. Ended up using putty to secure them.
Problem is I used quite large pieces in the end (stubborn rocks :blushing:)

Is there any type of coral I could put on all these "purple golf balls" in my tank that will encrust aound them?
 
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use green star polyps work in no time
 
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Thanks! One question though, i've got a small bunch of pink corals that cool like daisy's that just kinda sprung out of nowhere. Will the GSP's take over them if I add them to the same rock?
 
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What is this:
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And these:
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Also I bought some frogspawn coral the other day, do they look ok?
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Thanks! One question though, i've got a small bunch of pink corals that cool like daisy's that just kinda sprung out of nowhere. Will the GSP's take over them if I add them to the same rock?
the green star grows like weed, so you will have to watch it. You may need to move the other softies.

Other thing is get a small frag so all of them grow together, could look quite good.

I have green star and pincushion living together and it looks very cool.
 
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Thanks for the tips Warr7202. Can anyone ID those corals I posted?
 
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the first one looks like xenia , the second is a mushroom , 3rd ???
 

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Hi Matt - the first is either Xenia or some star polyps. Both the second and 3rd pics are of corralimorphs mushrooms.... NICE freebies from the rocks you bought! GEEZ I CANNOT remember when last I ever had such freebies on my live rocks!
 

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Hi Matt - the first is either Xenia or some star polyps. Both the second and 3rd pics are of corralimorphs mushrooms.... NICE freebies from the rocks you bought! GEEZ I CANNOT remember when last I ever had such freebies on my live rocks!
Jacques, the first one may be a type of colonial hydroid - very bad, what do you think??

Matt ant chance of a good close up of the first one?
 

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Jacques, the first one may be a type of colonial hydroid - very bad, what do you think??

Matt ant chance of a good close up of the first one?
Wee-Man - yes, of course you can be correct as well....

I agree- a better pic would be able to give us more to work with...
 

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Wee-Man - yes, of course you can be correct as well....

I agree- a better pic would be able to give us more to work with...
To be honest either could be right, i would not like to see the hydroids spread.


Matt, colonial hydroids are a very fast spreading anemone similar to aptasia (nasty stingy little bleeders) they are also damn near bullet proof:(

Xenia on the other hand is cool, i just want to be sure before you do the wrong thing.
 
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flip camera is so junk, let me try get a better pic
 

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Can you temporarily move the rock to a better position?


Oh gently prod the xenia/hydroids, if they are good guys they won't retract, if they are 'orrible, they will:)
 
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I am with Afsal. I would be patient ansd let the mushrooms grow over the rocks rather than Star polyps.
 

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With regards to the star polyps, Yes they are quick but make very sure that you do want star polyps in your system, they are a nightmare to get rid of and they grow at a hell of a pace. Add to this the fact that they are very aggressive and will sting other corals specially in a small tank.

As lovely as what they are just makde sure it is what you want
 
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With regards to the star polyps, Yes they are quick but make very sure that you do want star polyps in your system, they are a nightmare to get rid of and they grow at a hell of a pace. Add to this the fact that they are very aggressive and will sting other corals specially in a small tank.

As lovely as what they are just makde sure it is what you want
I have star polyps growing next to a pincushion (actually touching) and I don't see any aggression. Is this species specific or will it happen later ?
 

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I have star polyps growing next to a pincushion (actually touching) and I don't see any aggression. Is this species specific or will it happen later ?

Believe me you not doing your leather any favours, your likely stunting growth as well, although leather are resistant the protective layer will wear down eventually.ANd althoug the star polyps dont sting they will start taking space from the leather

Do a search on coral allelopathy, and have a read
 

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