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Dustin Franckey - 2006-09-07
I bought a small piece of green star with about 10 polyps on it. I bought it about a month and a half ago and now I have almost doubled the amount of polyps and it's already starting to encrust the rock I put it on. Gave me confidence as this is my 1st addition for my reef tank.

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jacoc - 2011-03-19
"Its interior becomes blue due the coral's ability to extract iron from surrounding water into a blue salt that is deposited onto the skeleton."

Please in captivity where would this coral get iron from..?


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  • David Brough - 2011-06-24
    Although iron is not a commonly added nutrient like calcium and iodine, it can be maintained. Iron has been found to be particularly useful in aquariums with macroalgae, but could also be used by the blue coral if levels are kept high enough. You can read more about this at advancedaquarist.com
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nick - 2012-05-03
I've have gsp for a long time now and noticed they are not extending like they used to any reason to it?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-03
    Normally expansion problems have to do with poor water movement.
  • nick - 2012-05-18
    how long do they take to get back to normal right now they are barely even extended
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Stephanie - 2010-06-04
I wish I had one ;-)

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  • Anonymous - 2011-11-25
    I have been growing this species for roughly 7 years, it started about the size of a quarter and has grown over 20 inches tall and 25 inches wide. Often overlooked cuz of its color but gives a reef tank a beautiful natural look.
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saltypaul - 2011-02-01
This coral is very easy to take care of, it grows really fast and is easy to frag.

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Reefman101 - 2007-09-09
I got a tiny little piece from a freind, I mean small maybe two polyps on it. Now it is overgrowing the rocks in a couple of spots, grows really fast. It's gnarley looking too!

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