Who has a TRUE Weeping Willow?

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Japanese Weeping Willow
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I need one of those too do you guys ship? serious question
Only within canada but the whole salix genus contain IBA in the vascular cambium so find a mature tree you like, take some cuttings (cut at 45°) and then stick them in water they'll root without rooting hormone, rooting hormones active ingredient is IBA.
 
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beautiful do you have an adult photo of it all grown up?
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Here it is on the reflection. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture taken from the front of it.
 

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Do you think flow and light effects how long the polyps are?

I bought a toadstool with very long polyps as a frag at the LFS but its shorter in my tank (but still long). I assume just different conditions.
Yes. Probably affected by flow, light, parameters, and available nutrients. My frag from Aquacorals looked just like the photo on Penny’s (Aquacorals) website. I picked it out in person. Penny’s frag tanks have very little flow and low lighting from what I recall. My soft coral tank has a ton of flow and high PAR, more than enough to grow SPS.
 

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can you post pics for us?
I emailed MF a while back to ask about WW. he said he is no longer calling it a weeping willow but a long polyp toad. i appreciate the honesty as he said so many vendors are calling anything with above average polyps WW.

anyway I ( we) would love to see what you got. did you get the green or the tan one?
Tank lights are off right now. This photo is a couple of months old. The Aquacorals weeping willow is on the left, is 3 years old, and started off the size of a golf ball. The Marinefarmers weeping willow is on the right, is around 1.5 years old, and started off the size of a marble.

This photo doesn’t show the long polyps because it isn’t recent, but there is a no name, twin leather directly to the left of the Marinefarmers ww that is tan and just recently developed very long polyps. I picked up the no name, twin leather from the bargain frag tank at OSA for less than $15… I’ll take a new photo tomorrow afternoon after the tank lights have been on.

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I'm probably going to sound obdurate -- but who made Jake Adams the gatekeeper of this particular...cultivar? Was this done by popular vote? A consensus in the scientific community after a forensic analysis? The fish in his tanks? I'm sure he's a lovely person, but I'm not sure what the point might be of an article that posits the writer as the owner of a supposedly unique (or vanishingly rare) specimen and who is also, seemingly, denying that opportunity to everyone else: I have it, and you don't!
Boasting? 10,000 reefkeeping XP? A new badge? Or maybe he's a secret mad fragger and is about to unleash a forest of weeping willow frags onto the world!! Okay, I don't believe that last one either.
I agree instead of pointing out all the games why not share one of the top reasons I got into this hobby was to learn and share with ppl that shared my interests
 
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Iv payed a pretty penny for each of the 2 weeping willows I bought and norther are close 1 ended up being the neon green Japanese willow and the other from aqua corals that I recently moved higher and turned up the lights and flow to see if I can get it to look more like it "should" neither have polyp ends that are open
 
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can you post pics for us?
I emailed MF a while back to ask about WW. he said he is no longer calling it a weeping willow but a long polyp toad. i appreciate the honesty as he said so many vendors are calling anything with above average polyps WW.

anyway I ( we) would love to see what you got. did you get the green or the tan one?

beautiful do you have an adult photo of it all grown up?
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Do you think flow and light effects how long the polyps are?

I bought a toadstool with very long polyps as a frag at the LFS but its shorter in my tank (but still long). I assume just different conditions.

I know at least one of the WW sources (might have been Jake Adams) said that they seem to extend better when treated more like SPS with higher light and flow. I think that my long polyp toadstool did do better higher up in the tank with my acros but I had to move it because it was starting to crowd its neighbors. A little less happy in its new spot. And for the record, definitely not a classic WW even though it was sold as one. Still a pretty coral but I wouldn't buy from that vendor again.
 

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I know at least one of the WW sources (might have been Jake Adams) said that they seem to extend better when treated more like SPS with higher light and flow. I think that my long polyp toadstool did do better higher up in the tank with my acros but I had to move it because it was starting to crowd its neighbors. A little less happy in its new spot. And for the record, definitely not a classic WW even though it was sold as one. Still a pretty coral but that vendor again.
This tank is my boyfriend's tank. He manages all the nutrients and what nots. I manage naming and just taking pictures of it. Lol. I just know our weeping willow. Was a little piece with an afro. Which is why I named him Bob after Bob Ross the famous painter. And that was almost 2 years ago. And he is massive. I really have not seen one as big as him yet. And the little ones are growing big as well. My boyfriend moved him around in the tank a few times. At one time we thought it was dying. But he was actually splitting. I know one thing they don't like to be moved. So since he's been in the spot where he's at now he has flourished.


 
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I know a seller that has true weeping willow frags from Asia. The only catch is that he wants $450 a frag lol. I can't possibly justify spending half a grand on a small soft coral frag. Anyways they're popular in Korea. Reefbuilders is not the only one who has this strain, it's funny how he gatekeeps the term 'weeping willow'.



 

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Here is my toadstool, maybe you guys can tell me if it's a true weeping willow or not, this is the one from Ali (or so that's where the lineage is said to come from)
 

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