Okay, I bought mine MO from Reef Science (now out of business) in March 1996. Paid $39.95 for it. It is a bright green Hydnophora the glows under actinics. It is smooth unlike most Hydnophoras that you see for sale. I have never seen another like it. It has grown under VHOs, PC and combo of MH and PCs. Here is a picture which does not do it justice.
I've only been in the hobby for about 2.5 years but this thing I got about 1.5 years ago. When I got it, it was about 8"-9" across. As of last weekend it is 16"!! It's a plating hydnophora. Don't know the scientific name but it kind of grows like a monti-cap. Here it is...
Doug - sorry about the bubble coral. I'm sure losing that one must have hurt. The clowns nestled in that coral made a really nice picture - which you let me use once. (think FAMA May 2002, in case you forgot. )
Thanks Dan. It was a sad day for sure. That coral was through so much, moves and all. It was the strangest thing I have seen with the urchin. Perhaps its spines damaged the bubbles enough for infection. I tried saving it, but alas.
I have one of the pics you used in a frame. The clowns were sure lost. Tried several other corals. Recently found a large them a large BTA, and they are in happy again.