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Old 01/01/2008, 08:05 PM   #1
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Green Slimer growth

A couple weeks ago I wasn't sure what was happening to my green slimer frag, three different polyps seemed to be bleaching out and I though something must be wrong, though the rest of the coral looked great. Then after a few days the bleached areas began to bubble out a bit, and in a couple weeks I had new little branches beginning to come out. I'm really excited as this frag is really starting to grow, as it had just sort of sat there for some time after I added it to the tank after CRASE in October.

Picture from the 2nd of December (sorry it's a bit fuzzy):



And now today:



Are green slimers typically pretty fast growing? I'm sure that this is old hand for many of the SPS keepers out there, but while I've had a reef tank for almost 15 years now, I'm new to SPS and so this is really fun for me!


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Old 01/02/2008, 02:16 PM   #2
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I don't know about the green slimer in particular, but it seems that when I purchase new frags, they take awhile to get their jump start.

You had a lot of foundation growth between those photos as well. Maybe it was putting down it's base before branching out. This is common behavior for sps frags.

Looks pretty.


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Old 01/02/2008, 04:02 PM   #3
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IME green slimers really grow fast and look great. Nice


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Old 01/02/2008, 04:22 PM   #4
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Yeah Green Slimers grow fast,I bet I have cut ours multiple times and it just keeps growing out of the water,I think its the fastest growing SPS we ever had

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Old 01/02/2008, 04:24 PM   #5
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Actually this IS a piece of your green slimer Donny!

And thanks again for it!


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Old 01/02/2008, 04:30 PM   #6
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Heres a few pics on my mother colony...



Top left as a frag in our 55 about 3 years ago..






Dec 2007....






Yours is looking fantastic Lee! It will grow by leaps and bounds!


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Old 01/02/2008, 04:37 PM   #7
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Wow, can't wait, that's a really nice looking colony. I am giving it a nice central area with a lot of room to grow, and hope to keep it happy and growing.


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