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Earlier this year, I lost a super cool Pocillopora colony that had spontaneously grown on and entirely over a Random Flow Generator® Nozzle. Sadly, due to a return pump failure, It was exposed to the air for just a little too long and the top half didn’t make it. So I pulled the entire RFG nozzle with the coral and bleached it in the sun.




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The end result is pretty cool and it got me thinking about other places coral has grown in my aquarium - on and sometimes even in the Overflows, on the back glass, and of course on this Random Flow Generator® Nozzle. Now, if we could just figure out how to grow these in mass and ship them around the world, we might be on to something - LOL

Where is the strangest place coral has grown in your tank?
How about you - Whether by your own placement or by the coral’s natural ability to spread, what is the most interesting place a coral colony has grown in your tank?


To get us started – here’s the Pocillopora Coral RFG Nozzle and it's progression before it was lost.

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+1…. Finally got rid of it all, and now on my ‘never again’ list!
I actually enjoy it. Theyre easy to remove when they get too close to anything but they always seem to end up in places i wouldnt have put coral anyway like on walls, in crevices in the rock, and on powerheads and pipes
 
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Procillapora spreads like crazy. I have a bunch of spots all over my tank
yea they do - this one was especially good at it too. it spread almost everywhere- but this was the one I left alone
 
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Earlier this year, I lost a super cool Pocillopora colony that had spontaneously grown on and entirely over a Random Flow Generator® Nozzle. Sadly, due to a return pump failure, It was exposed to the air for just a little too and the top half didn’t make it. So I pulled the entire RFG nozzle with the coral and bleached it in the sun.




20210630_073051.jpg 20210630_073206.jpg 20210630_073223.jpg


The end result is pretty cool and it got me thinking about other places coral has grown in my aquarium - on and sometimes even in the Overflows, on the back glass, and of course on this Random Flow Generator® Nozzle. Now, if we could just figure out how to grow these in mass and ship them around the world, we might be on to something - LOL

Where is the strangest place coral has grown in your tank?
How about you - Whether by your own placement or by the coral’s natural ability to spread, what is the most interesting place a coral colony has grown in your tank?


To get us started – here’s the Pocillopora Coral RFG Nozzle and it's progression before it was lost.

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HA! Very cool! @[email protected]
 
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;Hilarious I'm camouflaging my RFG nozzles with some "easily spread" corals.:rolleyes:
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this is pretty cool - do the RFGs still function, meaning do they randomize?

If not - then you may just have to cut away or poke out the areas around the educator opening on the back of the RFG.

Love it though - they are totally hidden
 
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Yes they still work. It looks much thicker than it actually is around the intakes of the eductor areas. Here's a shot from underneath.

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I unscrew the RFGs about once a year and clean them off. (Oops, looks like I might have missed a year. :eek:) Going for a full waterfall looking effect.
 
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