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Adit0

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Got an aussie orange hammer from violet sea a few days ago. Does this look likes it's wall or branching?
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Adit0

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I was thinking branching hammers probably come in colonies too that get fragged... my gut says it's a wall but it does kind of look like two different heads of polyps in the first pic.
The blue one next to the clownfish is a wall for reference
 

Patio

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The blue one next to the clownfish is a wall for reference
Oh I thought it was just a different angle.

I haven't kept a wall hammer in at least 15 years so I am rusty on the polyp shaping of wall. Branching I have kept many more.
 

Adit0

Supporting Member
Oh I thought it was just a different angle.

I haven't kept a wall hammer in at least 15 years so I am rusty on the polyp shaping of wall. Branching I have kept many more.
oops I meant the blue hammer next to the clownfish in the first pic (not the blue pic)
 

NanoCrazed

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I got this a few years back from an importer on the east coast. End of Oct 2018,

I'd say it grows OK. But not fast... though, i lost all the original heads and regrew it to its present state from a lil polyp offshoot.

Here's a shot from when i orginally got it...

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Kensington Reefer

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This has grown from a 3 head frag into this in 4 years. This tank gets (unfortunately) only pellets several times each day.
I does get decent light, semi regular 30% water changes with NSW, and plenty of flow
 

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Adit0

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I took this pic at night. It kind of looks like its splitting into two heads? Or do wall hammers also take on this kind of shape?
 

Patio

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Cool follow up!
Are you able to take a top down pic when the lights are on? I am curious to know if there are now three circular growth patterns where there were only two in the first top down picture.
 
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