Invasive species control

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I agree with Dustyboy that some of those corals look great in a tank if you handle them properly. I have GSP and Kenyas on islands to contain them and the GSP in particular is really impactful and brings a great splash of colour

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Whoops what have I created lol . I wouldn’t say don’t get any just make sure you have them independently from your main rockwork. Those ones listed are great beginner corals. I have all of those. Just the paly’s about to spread too much, and need a safe method to control them. The others look fine as long as they are managed.

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Not gonna lie,  despite what I said above, I absolutely love that natural look  :tongue-love: Especially with the macros round the nem.  Actually caulerpa is another thing I'd put on the list!!  :lol:

Birdnest is definitely worth a go as it can be beautiful - clearly ajm83 just has green fingers (or possibly mine just hates me!)

tbh it sounds like I've just got a particularly resilient one!  If anyone wants a frag, let me know and i'll do it for the postage cost.  I'm literally chucking branches of it away every week.
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GSP, green paly both have my vote.
My xenia seems to be okay, but have itnon an island
My GSP grows on back wall and looks nice, although i have several patches on rockwork from before latest scape. It is a pain to get on top of it...
Can’t believe SPS was put on the list. So far have been struggling to keep SPS alive although softies and LPS are thriving. (Despite nitrates 2ppm) had some birdsnest, but died. Still have a pocillopora frag, but at least that is surviving .

[mention]ajm83 [/mention] if you are getting rid of some birdsnest, I’ll happily try again. If you don’t mind that it may not survive...


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@ajm83 if you are getting rid of some birdsnest, I’ll happily try again. If you don’t mind that it may not survive...

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Sure thing! Need to think about how best to post it as I've not done SPS before and as they go it's both fragile and stabby ...

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Sure thing! Need to think about how best to post it as I've not done SPS before and as they go it's both fragile and stabby ...
Whereabouts are you? Im in Welwyn Garden City, herts. Although that will still have some of the transport issues (or free fragging )


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Whoops what have I created lol . I wouldn’t say don’t get any just make sure you have them independently from your main rockwork. Those ones listed are great beginner corals. I have all of those. Just the paly’s about to spread too much, and need a safe method to control them. The others look fine as long as they are managed.








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Thanks for that, would you be so kind as to give names to the pictured corals for those of us that have heard the names but don't know what they are visually?
Thanks, Jules

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I think pic No2 is pulsing xenia in the background, next to it a feather duster, but the green thing in the front?
Correct me if I'm wrong there on the xenia and duster

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Whereabouts are you? Im in Welwyn Garden City, herts. Although that will still have some of the transport issues (or free fragging )


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South Essex.  I could try putting a few small branches in a sample pot and posting that?  I think if I put it on a frag plug it will get smashed

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South Essex.  I could try putting a few small branches in a sample pot and posting that?  I think if I put it on a frag plug it will get smashed
Happy to give it a go. I can then milliput branches on plug or on rock.
Do you think the branches need some support when in pot? Like with pieces of bubblewrap or so to prevent smashing?
If you PM me your paypal or bacs i can pay for shipping and give you my address. Im not in hurry, so let me know when suits you


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