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Hello all,

 

I have some seriously nobby rock, and I want to find something that will encrust over it.  I am thinking a super colorful lepto, a couple of cool encrusting montiporas, or a nice cyphastrea or two.  The pockets in this rock are around 1/2" deep, so it needs to be something that has some serious depth to it, or something that can grow across the spans in the rock.  I need to eventually cover an area the size of a football.

 

I guess the other option would be ensconcing it in ricordeas...

 

Any ideas from someone who has tried to deal with this super bump Fiji-esque rock?

 

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Gsp will cover that right up!🙃🙃 on a serious note i guess it would come down to prefrence leptos and montis both fill in very nicley IME! Your 170 is coming together very nicley! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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Btw my lepto’s grow like wild fire i thought montis grew rapidly but the leptos have passed a few montis i got around same time and size ! Food for thought! 

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Alright, lepto is, thanks for the suggestion!

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Agreed, lepto's are fast.  They're also not good fighters which makes that a good combination.  Monti's can be like a wave of death in some cases.

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Hello all,
 
I have some seriously nobby rock, and I want to find something that will encrust over it.  I am thinking a super colorful lepto, a couple of cool encrusting montiporas, or a nice cyphastrea or two.  The pockets in this rock are around 1/2" deep, so it needs to be something that has some serious depth to it, or something that can grow across the spans in the rock.  I need to eventually cover an area the size of a football.
 
I guess the other option would be ensconcing it in ricordeas...
 
Any ideas from someone who has tried to deal with this super bump Fiji-esque rock?
 
Photo attached for reference.
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I like all your choices how about using all the above. One of my favorites is a rainbow monti also especially love sunset monti


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I have my eyes on a couple of monties, rainbow is one of them.  The tank is rather small so I need to be selective so the tank isn't overloaded.  I also really like the jedi mind trick!

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