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Coral On Back Glass

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    I'm new to reefing (and the group.. Hi lol)and as I do more and more research I would like to grow coral on the back wall of my aquarium. Any one of you guys had luck doing this? I'm not sure what types would work but your input would be appreciated.
     
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    Some people glue pulsing xenia or green star pollips on and they will spread. I have some green fuzzy mushrooms growing on mine. Sometimes they grow easy....sometimes nothing you can do to get them to attach.
     
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    Ok green star was what I was thinking as well. I know it takes things over so that would some how "control" if i would hope
     
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    I've done the Green Star Polyps before, you can easly trim them with a razor blade and they won't cross your substrate. While the GSP provided some motion in the tank with flow, I now have my back covered by a meteor shower cyphastrea. It likes flow, but not a lot of light, so the back of the tank is perfect. I also found the GSP would get algae intermixed with it sometimes and in some cases out compete it.
     
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    How did you first get it to attach ?
     
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    I had a flat disk with a frag on it to start with and glued it to the back glass. Ocean Wonders has some magnetic plugs if you aren't into the gluing route.
     
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    I went a little overboard Karma I made a foam and rock wall that I installed before I added water included in with silicone and can't add corals anywhere. The downside is that it is a detritus magnet

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    Make sure you proof read before you send I can add coral anywhere on the glass, you also have to be careful, how thick you spray the foam

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