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It may or may not encrust. Goni's are notoriously slow growers and only when parameters are right. I have had mine for almost two years and it is just 1/3 larger than its original size. I vote for mounting on a rock for the best probability of growth. I don't think the surface will have much of an effect on growth rates so long as the surface does not irritate the critter.
 

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My Goni's grow pretty darn fast. Good flow and light seems to do them well. I have both long tentacle, short tentacle and micro Gonis.
I mount them to rock. Most of them grow in a golf ball shape.
Generally Goni's can touch, but the red/pink ones seem to be the exceptions. I had my pink one sting and kill a beautiful tan/green goni when they touched.
 

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My Goni's grow pretty darn fast. Good flow and light seems to do them well. I have both long tentacle, short tentacle and micro Gonis.
I mount them to rock. Most of them grow in a golf ball shape.
Generally Goni's can touch, but the red/pink ones seem to be the exceptions. I had my pink one sting and kill a beautiful tan/green goni when they touched.
@T-J could you share what your PAR numbers are? And, what you would consider "Good" flow. I have mine at about 200 PAR and quite a bit of flow. What do you consider "pretty darn fast", emperically? Also, share some of your pertinent parameters? Thank you.
 

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@T-J could you share what your PAR numbers are? And, what you would consider "Good" flow. I have mine at about 200 PAR and quite a bit of flow. What do you consider "pretty darn fast", emperically? Also, share some of your pertinent parameters? Thank you.
I keep mine in 200-250 par. I have 2 MP40's on my 120g tank. Currently in Reef Crest mode. Some of the Gonis get moved around quite a bit (the micro and short tentacle ones get higher flow).
Alk: 9
Nitrate: 5
PO4: .05
Calc: 420
Lights: Radion XR15 G5 Pro running AB+
Growth: Here's a pic of my pink Goni. Pics are about 1 year apart. For reference, the left pic is a standard size frag plug. The skeleton under the tentacles on the right pic is larger than a golf ball.
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I keep mine in 200-250 par. I have 2 MP40's on my 120g tank. Currently in Reef Crest mode. Some of the Gonis get moved around quite a bit (the micro and short tentacle ones get higher flow).
Alk: 9
Nitrate: 5
PO4: .05
Calc: 420
Lights: Radion XR15 G5 Pro running AB+
Growth: Here's a pic of my pink Goni. Pics are about 1 year apart. For reference, the left pic is a standard size frag plug. The skeleton under the tentacles on the right pic is larger than a golf ball.
7218DFBD-8FDC-4F30-91B9-5CF610CEC93F.jpg
IMG_1416.jpeg
Thanks for that. So, that is comparable in growth to mine. Maybe a bit more. So, I'm not too far off, growthwise.
 
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