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Old 03-18-2008, 02:45 PM   #1
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easy sps coral?

Now that I've updated my lighting I would like to try some easy sps corals. I've looked at the birds nest corals and I'm getting conflicting info as to ease/difficulty of care for these corals.

Does anyone have a suggestion for an 'easy' to care for sps coral?


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I have VHO`s (2 50/50 and 2 super actinic) I have had really good luck with the pavona coral

FantasyReef Databases-Viewing item "Pavona coral (Green)"

and blue millipora

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They have done well over the last year.

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Stylophora. While the one I bought in November isn't growing like a weed under my PCs, it's still its original color (pink/salmon) and has added several new little branches. And I don't do much of anything except squirt some zooplankton/marine snow its way once a week.
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easy sps corals - how about montipora digitata.
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:14 AM   #5
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Yes I agree go with some montipora digitata or some montipora caps to start with.
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I have

porites FantasyReef Databases-Viewing item "Green Porites"


pocillopora FantasyReef Databases-Viewing item "Pocillopora"

...both have been thriving under 150W 14K HQI and 72W Actininc PC. I squirt some DT's Phyto at em once a week. Thats about the extent of care.
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I would say Montipora species are easily the most resilient to a variety of lighting conditions and water quality.
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:03 PM   #8
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I agree!! The Montipora grouping will do well in your tank. Digitata or a Cap will work very nicely!!
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4 x 110 VHO over 75G with green milli, several monti caps, what I think is a stag (Acro) and green (stylophora) as well as pink (Seriatopora) birds nest. All have grown well from a couple inches in the last year to, in the case of the stag, monti and milli, out of control...O ya, and some purple encrusing coral (Montipora Nodosa). I had a great Bali Slimer (Acro) which was growing like a weed but bleached after moving it up closer to the top nearer to the VHO...Completely my fault for not properly acclimating...Best of luck!
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Can't really add to that list! I have had excellent success with Porites, which is currently the only sps I have in my tank.

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