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    Corals are growing into each other..

    These corals are growing into each other VERY fast. I didnít take that into consideration when I placed them. What should I do? Should I frag them? Or do I let them grow into each other? Will they kill one another or not?


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    Oh hell just send them to me!!!!:biggrinbo
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    they will fight it out a little, with healthy sps there is always a winner and a looser. The winner either kills off a small section of the other and continues to grow, while the other will simply stop growing. Sometimes the winner just grows right over the other one- no dead spot or anything, its flesh just covers the other coral's flesh.
    You shouldn't loose anything...Sometimes, if a coral is already weak or not doing so well, an attack will cause RTN in the sick coral, but this is rare and you'd know that the coral was not doing well because it would already be visibly unhealthy.
    99% of the time healthy sps work it out on their own- with a couple of dead spots here and there.
    If given the chance sps will often sense that they are getting closer to others and start to grow away from the other branches.
    The tank is looking good, Tony!
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    Does it look like the corals will be ok in the pick matt? The one coral I am worrying about is the green birds nest. Do you think it will be ok?
    225g SSB display, World Fish Custom Sump/Fuge/Filter, H&S A250-2X1260, h&S sulphur reactor, Reeflo Dart 3600g return on a wavy sea plus, 4X Tunze 6101, Deltec PF600, Octopus 3000, Aquazone Ozone 100,
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    it should be fine- it will loose against acros, but it will just get a dead spot where the acro hits it, otherwise it will be fine. If you are worried, you could always break off the acro tip before it hits the stylophora.
    Matt.

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