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mijfwb23
10/02/2013, 08:09 PM
Bought a rock with mushrooms on it and this stuff started growing like crazy, it doubled in size in about a month. Its very smooth but at night it looks furry. Its the light brown coral running down the sides of the rock.

peasofme
10/03/2013, 09:04 AM
can't see anything

mijfwb23
10/03/2013, 10:07 AM
Yea not the best picture. I will try and get a closer one.

cloak
10/03/2013, 11:32 AM
They look like mushrooms of some sort IMO.

Check this out.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/aquarium-fish-supplies.cfm?c=597+598

mijfwb23
10/03/2013, 11:59 AM
Hey Cloak I see your in Stockton, I'm in Tracy.
I didn't mean the green mushrooms I meant the light brown coral mat running down the closest edge of the rock.

Annie3410
10/03/2013, 12:08 PM
looks like a sponge of sorts. In my tank, they like to grow around and under some of my shrooms. They also like shady spots in the tank where they don't have much competition.

cloak
10/03/2013, 12:16 PM
Hey Cloak I see your in Stockton, I'm in Tracy.
I didn't mean the green mushrooms I meant the light brown coral mat running down the closest edge of the rock.

Woops... My bad. :)

I'm seeing what looks like individual circles on the edge. (tan in color) Have you ever seen any polyps come out? What does it feel like to the touch? Somewhat soft like a sponge, or more like a rock, but slimy?

mijfwb23
10/03/2013, 08:33 PM
Woops... My bad. :)

I'm seeing what looks like individual circles on the edge. (tan in color) Have you ever seen any polyps come out? What does it feel like to the touch? Somewhat soft like a sponge, or more like a rock, but slimy?

Yea It will have tiny polyps that come out at night. It is hard to the touch slightly slimy but not overly

peasofme
10/04/2013, 07:54 AM
http://aquarium-fish.liveaquaria.com/search?p=Q&lbc=liveaquaria&uid=16670678&ts=custom&w=montipora&af=cat1:corals&isort=score&method=and&ts=results

mijfwb23
10/04/2013, 09:47 AM
http://aquarium-fish.liveaquaria.com/search?p=Q&lbc=liveaquaria&uid=16670678&ts=custom&w=montipora&af=cat1:corals&isort=score&method=and&ts=results

Will those cover a rock like a blanket? That is sort of what this guy is doing. He is completely attached to the rock all over every edge.

peasofme
10/04/2013, 09:49 AM
yes it will

mijfwb23
10/04/2013, 09:50 AM
yes it will

Awesome, thank you. Those look very close to what I have. I can't complain about a free SPS that is actually growing well.