To GSP or not to GSP, that is the question

Would you add GSP to your tank?

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  • no

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BZOFIQ

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I think GSP gets a bad name because you can't charge people $700 a polyp even if you name it ultra super hyper out of this world green star polyps. Now, if it was a super slow growing rare coral at the price everybody would love the look.

Somehow between the hobbyists a wall full of GSP doesnt elicit the same response as a quarter sized $2500 polyp

Here is a pic from my previous setup. Fellow reef keepers always gave me grief over GSP, non-reef keepers always said WOW! when they came over. WOW was good enough for me. ;)



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I think GSP gets a bad name because you can't charge people $700 a polyp even if you name it ultra super hyper out of this world green star polyps. Now, if it was a super slow growing rare coral at the price everybody would love the look.

Somehow between the hobbyists a wall full of GSP doesnt elicit the same response as a quarter sized $2500 polyp

Here is a pic from my previous setup. Fellow reef keepers always gave me grief over GSP, non-reef keepers always said WOW! when they came over. WOW was good enough for me. ;)



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Looks good to me I’m a fan of it
 

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I seem to struggle with GSP.

Years ago I had it growing over a lot of stuff. It died out and I put a new frag disc in a few years ago. I tried to get it established between some mushrooms and brown palys..nope GSP was losing. Moved the disc to another spot and is just died out. I even had a couple of pieces growing well on my overflow and they both died out.

Palys and mushrooms are the real estate hogs in my tank.
 

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I have branching and non branching love both of them noob coral not noob coral looks beautiful and like a couple buddies of mine have said you do what makes you happy for your reef it’s your dream reef and as long as your happy trysts all that matters
 

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I have a new build and thinking about adding GSP to grow up on the back wall. I did this in my last tank and loved it. I felt the GSP would tell me if tank is off, meaning it was always the first to close if tank parameters are off so knew to take action such as water change, test etc. I know all the pro reefers think it is a noob coral but its funny when someone whom never seen a reef tank gravitates towards the GSP from it swaying in the water column and bringing tons of life and movement to the tank.

So my question is would you add GSP to a 250g mixed reef tank?
For sure... It always gets such a bad rep, that and xenia... But if you are mindful of your placement the colors and movement are huge boosts for me. Not to mention how fast it can grow. Really helps you feel and see the progress of maturation.
 

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I had gsp’s in my 1st reef tank and loved them until it took over. I’ve avoided it ever since... until I discovered the branching form!! I bought a frag last winter and it’s awesome! Everything you love about gsp’s except that they grow up and out instead of blanketing everything.
 
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I had gsp’s in my 1st reef tank and loved them until it took over. I’ve avoided it ever since... until I discovered the branching form!! I bought a frag last winter and it’s awesome! Everything you love about gsp’s except that they grow up and out instead of blanketing everything.
do you have any pictures of your branching GSP?
 

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