Your absolutely right. I trim my pepper and tomatoes to promote more branches for a bushier more robust plant. I know cutting plants were stems form a union (exlant crotch, lol) give you the best results. I wonder if its the same with branching sps. Maybe ill try this for the next experiment if this one works.This sounds very similar to a trick in the nursery business. Snipping of tree stems result in branching. It doesn’t surprise me that this is probably the same case for coral since they are so similar. You can probably find more information about this subject by searching for it but using trees/brushes instead of coral.
How has this experiment worked for you? Any updates would be greatly appreciated.Week 2 update
-new growth is noticable
-all corals have skinned over the cut areas
-growth has been noticed from coral branches not from cut area.
-growth is noticable faster
Purple arrows show where i see new growth
Man Postpones Retirement to Save Reefs After He Accidentally Discovers How to Make Coral Grow 40 Times FasterIve been reading that snipping a bit off an sps coral can jumpstart growth. I know a frag will base out first from it trimmed area.
-Will sps corals grow and branch faster if trimmed?
-If so how much cutting is optimal or could a razor blade score be efficient?
Awesome video and info... thank you so much for sharing!
Wow, thank you. I now feel validated in my experiment. Going to have to read more about his methods