It looks to have been growing at the 45 degree angle, so I set it (temporarily) at that angle on that ledge. It will be 'fun' to watch how better Ken's cap will do than mine (. He'll probably have 3 times the growth lol. I've got mine a little ways from my blood red cap and am hoping they make a nice contrast. (now if I can get Ed to save me a piece of his purple polyped cap I'll have a little cap garden ) ).
It was about 2 inches in diameter when I bought it (it wasn't filled much). It's about 3 1/2+ inches when it's all happy. So it's much bigger than a quarter ). The LFS that used to be Aqua Nest has a couple that aren't any bigger than a half dollar. Got the one in the pic for $30.
Lol, if you got a 5 inch brain for $25 then you did good. I'm very happy with this purchase, you can't find a medium brain in this area for less than $45. Heck, 2 inch sps frags go for $30 from hobbiests. My 2 inch red brain swells to 5 or 6 inches and there's no way I could find it for under $40. How big does your 5 inch brain swell to? 9-10 inches?