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Old 03/08/2018, 02:45 PM   #1
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Plating Monti growing down

I have this green plating monti so far has started been plating upwards over the last few months a large portion on the ltop eft has been slowly growing downward and has now fused into the main body and the piece on the top right has also started to grow downwards is this natural or due to water chemistry


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Old 03/08/2018, 02:56 PM   #2
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it's going to grow in the form that seems most advantageous at the time to formation. it is natural.


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Old 03/08/2018, 03:15 PM   #3
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I have a red plating monti that has curled down and around a rock. looks as though it melted and drooped down the rock like plastic would if melted. Perfectly normal, they grow any way they see fit.


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Old 03/08/2018, 03:59 PM   #4
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Perfectly normal, they grow any way they see fit.
This

Here's one example




and another



I really like the way it made an arch (lower right) and continues to grow in and around whatever and however it wants to.

IMHO, part of what makes this hobby so fascinating - just because you think it should do "X" doesn't mean it isn't going to do "Y" instead.


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Old 03/08/2018, 04:15 PM   #5
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Here's mine, started out as a piece about the size of a quarter.



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Old 03/08/2018, 04:23 PM   #6
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I was comparing it to this one of mine


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Old 03/08/2018, 06:45 PM   #7
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I wish mine would grow downwards lol


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Old 03/10/2018, 02:42 AM   #8
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Mine grows downwards but I have noticed that where light is poor it grows upward. Which makes me think it could be too much light??

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