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Old 05-04-2010, 09:42 PM   #1
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Fastest Growing Corals?


I was just wondering What the Fastest Growing Corals are?

I am Buying Frags now and am starting a Reef Tank.

I want to know the Best Bang for my Buck in Terms of Growth Rate.

Also, how fast do they Grow?
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:47 PM   #2
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Montipora Capricornis
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:21 PM   #3
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How Fast do the Grow? My LFS has little Square Frags for 10.00 but I passed on them because I wanted a Compete Swirl one.

Then I saw a Swirl at another store for 125.00 but it was way to big for my 55 Gallon.

Are all the Whole Montiporas Large or Can you get some small ones that will fit in a 29 or 55 Gallon Tank
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:53 PM   #4
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I was just wondering What the Fastest Growing Corals are?

I am Buying Frags now and am starting a Reef Tank.

I want to know the Best Bang for my Buck in Terms of Growth Rate.

Also, how fast do they Grow?

xenia!!!!!!!
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:54 PM   #5
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Yes Xenia! Some people have great results with them, but others just can't get them to grow in their tanks, i am one of those people....
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:01 AM   #6
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what about green slimers ? They grow fast for me ... right after silver xenias ... and accropora pearlberry grows pretty fast too
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:44 PM   #7
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How fast do Trumpet Corals Grow?
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:52 PM   #8
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My trumpet is growing pretty fast. It took a little while to find a spot it likes but now I already have a couple of new heads. My duncan coral is also growing very fast. My elegance coral has more then trippled it's size in about year.
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star polyps and monti cap are growing fastest for me
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:19 AM   #10
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My pink birdsnest coral grew like CRAZY when I had it. It was under what I would consider pretty moderate lighting and still grew like crazy (about 3 inches worth of growth and spiked out all over the place) within just a year. Would have grown probably even faster and been brighter colored too under halides. Too bad I killed it using the wrong type of silicone in a sump I built. Bleh, live and learn.
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Old 05-07-2010, 04:24 AM   #11
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My trumpet is growing pretty fast. It took a little while to find a spot it likes but now I already have a couple of new heads. My duncan coral is also growing very fast. My elegance coral has more then trippled it's size in about year.
How long ago did you get it?

You say have 2 new heads.

I am trying to figure out how often they grow new heads.
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:27 AM   #12
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What you looking to keep?

Most softies grow pretty fast while most stonies grow slower. There are the exceptions.
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Old 05-07-2010, 04:07 PM   #13
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Doughnut corals!!! though you cant really get frags of them, i feed mine every other day and it is HUGE!!! Its taking over my whole biocube 8 lol
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The monti cap grows very fast if your calcium, mag and kh are good. My quarter sized piece grew to more than 12" across and more than 10 layers in 18 months.
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Buying Frags is a good way to go but you have to remember a few things.

1. chemical wars - softies will have chemical wars with other corals that are placed to close to them.
2. space - just because it's a frag does not mean that its not going to grow fast and then you will be scrambling to make room for the coral because it's too big.
3. frags can be more sensitive to changes in water condition than a normal established colony

asking what corals grow the fastest is really not an answerable question because your system is far different than mine and what grow well in my tank may not in yours.

That is just my .02

Xenia does grow very fast, along with flower pots, and star polyps - daisy polyps.
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