How aggressive do Green Star Polyps grow?

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dboll2

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my friend just bought a piece of rock with a bunch on it

how aggressive does it grow, and about how long does it take for it to grow?
 

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Hello Dboll,

Hopefully you'll get some responses from some of the salt members today.

Ken
 

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if everything is good they grow pretty fast and on anything and everything. they can take over a tank rather quickly.
 

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so what is the best way to control their growth in an aquarium?
 

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Mostly just limit what rock they are growing on (they won't grow on substrate) or to trI'm them back. You can cut them off the rock since they grow in a mat or you can frag the rock out and replace it with a different one.
 

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GSP grows quite fast if it's happy. You can cut a piece of the mat and remove it from the rock or from any problem areas. Use a sharp blade, like a scalpel, and make clean cuts. Then, you can use wedding veil to hold it down to a plug or a piece of LR rubble until it attaches. Then, spread some frags around to fellow hobbyists... frag karma comes back around. ;D
 

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ok thanks for the info. hope your fish business is going well harpua. loved the pics you posted, let us know when you start Saltwater stocking
 

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Thanks a ton kloseo! Business is pretty good so far, but I don't really see us getting into the salty side of business. There are just so many great Saltwater only stores around here... surprisingly, it's Freshwater stores that are really lacking in this area!
 

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ok will keep that in mine when I need hard to find Freshwater fish, I'm in nashville area
 
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