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Coral wall

Discussion in 'General Reefkeeping Discussion' started by CJHannibal, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. CJHannibal

    CJHannibal Copepod

    Hey all, I want to put out a feeler of what people think about coral walls like zoas or whatever taking over a back wall in an aio tank, aside from making sure the returns stay clear. This is my vision for my 7 gallon Waterbox I’ll be starting here in a few weeks. Obviously I have a lot of time before I add animals, but I want to have a game plan and see it through before I add my first coral. Thanks all for your input.
     
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  2. Lmmchops

    Lmmchops Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    I have some montis that I'm trying to get to encrust the back of mine havent seen much spread but that havent been there for very long

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  3. CJHannibal

    CJHannibal Copepod

    Thanks Lmmchops, I did just noticed my typo, I wanted to ask if there were any problems or pitfalls people run into with doing this aside from possibly blocking flow?
     
  4. Lmmchops

    Lmmchops Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Oh gotcha I havent really heard of any other than putting stuff they regret like gsp or xenia.

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  5. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I've done it with green star polyps. Covered about 2/3 of my 150 tall tank (a 4ft x 30in. wall of aquarium) Added nice movement, easier to care for than scraping algae off the back. GSP can take over a tank and become a nuisance pretty quickly, but since none of my rockwork touched the wall it was more or less isolated. I've seen it done with zoas before, might work better on a smaller scale AIO. Good luck, keep us posted on how it goes!
     
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  6. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    Not intentionally, but the last classroom tank had palys and other polyps growing on it. I agree with Chris, I like the added movement and not having to worry about cleaning it.
     
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  7. CJHannibal

    CJHannibal Copepod

    Thanks much. I’ll certainly be posting updates.
     
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  8. Off The Deep End

    Off The Deep End Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    My back wall is matted with GSP and I love the movement and color I get from it, I hit it with a razor blade when it needs trimmed, super simple.
     
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  9. CJHannibal

    CJHannibal Copepod

    I was curious about that, with some these corals being toxic,
     
  10. CJHannibal

    CJHannibal Copepod

    If any of you have some pics I’d love to see em. Thanks for the responses.
     
  11. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    GSP isn't one of the toxic ones. Its Palys you need to be worried about and to a much lesser extent zoas. Gloves and eyewear are a must when trimming those. Never boil a rock with zoas or Palys, and always wash your hands.

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  12. Milehigh_nano

    Milehigh_nano Registered Users

    I have some green encrusting gorgonians on the back wall in my nuvo 20 which have just started to spread! [​IMG]


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  13. CJHannibal

    CJHannibal Copepod

    Nice, that looks fantastic.
     
  14. Milehigh_nano

    Milehigh_nano Registered Users

    Thank you! Definitely a better coral option compared to GSP since these grow slower


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  15. Off The Deep End

    Off The Deep End Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Not the best picture but here is my back wall. Screenshot_20180824-143425.png
     
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  16. CJHannibal

    CJHannibal Copepod

    Thanks for sharing your pic, looks great. I’m definitely going to fill up my wall. Thinking all zoas, 3 different colors.
     

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