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ScottR

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Beautiful! Those are actually dendrophyllia not sun coral, but they should respond similarly to being fragged.

What do you mean 'break off the head'? Like break it off a rock and let the encrusted part grow new polyps? Let us know how it goes!
Yes, just break off the head and try to frag.
 

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Beautiful! I haven't had any Tubastraea in several years. Unfortunately it is one of those corals you just don't see anymore thanks to the bans. I used to have a really nice black colony. While I do have some other NPS I miss the sun corals.

What are your NO3/P04 levels and how do you maintain them?
 
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The NPS corner has reached maximum capacity!! I wanted to share my experience with my favorite coral that I've been growing for 3+ years. I started with a single colony, pictured in the bottom left here, and propagate by collecting propagules or encrusted tissue from adult colonies. I do feed mysis everyday, but they are worth it!
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If you can spy the tiniest polyps below (2-4 mm across), these are the newest babies at 2-3 months old.
After a year, they grow to an inch across, have 3 or 4 full sized polyps, and look like a frag of a parent. Vivid colors may not appear until the 2nd or 3rd year.
The growth rate of these corals is on another level compared to my photosynthetics!

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One of my oldest frags below is now just as big as the parent. Roughly 3 years of encrusting growth.
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This piece started from a propagule roughly 2 years ago. Notice the yellow tissue in the background without a polyp, it will develop babies within weeks!
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Gorgeous!
 
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Beautiful suncorals! I used to have some but they didn’t make it. Feeding them is tricky and back then I wasn’t as proactive on feeding. I will be traveling to 20816 next week. I would like to buy some from you. I will message you. Thanks!
 
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While I love suncorals my favorite are the dendrophyllia. I had a nice colony once. Then the algae took over. Now I have one soul survivor and it is doing great. Yours are beautiful. Keep up the awesome work.
Thank you! I actually feel the same way, I really love Dendros for their size and color. Gotta find some more to add to the collection cuz they grow slow!
 
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Beautiful! I haven't had any Tubastraea in several years. Unfortunately it is one of those corals you just don't see anymore thanks to the bans. I used to have a really nice black colony. While I do have some other NPS I miss the sun corals.

What are your NO3/P04 levels and how do you maintain them?
I wasn't aware that there was a ban, is it for Canada or all of North America? I know liveaquaria recently listed some Sun coral that appeared wild caught. As far as I'm aware imports are still happening here in the US.

Last time I checked was a few months ago, NO3: 7 ppm, PO4: below 0.25. I run 80 gallons of refugium for nutrient export.
 

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