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Old 06-17-2014, 05:32 PM   #1
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Essentials for sps

Heyvjust looking to change from softies lps to sps lps. But whats the things I need for success.

ie carbon bio pellets. Zeo?

Whats needed thanks.
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:23 PM   #2
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None of that is "necessary". To keep sps stability is key. A mature tank and maintaining calcium, alkalinity and magnesium are the main things with keeping sps.
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:31 AM   #4
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True lol intense lights as well
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Ok so the only thin that drops rapidly in my tank is the alk. Other than that everything else will last the week for my water change. So should I be ok with growth. I use Red Sea pro salt.
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Also I have ai hydra light. Surely these have enough power thanks.
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Yes those are good lights. Remember keeping alkalinity and calcium levels constant is important. Alk swings wills kill sps corals.
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Is calcium dropping to around 380 too low? Or would that be ok?
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380 is fine. It should be around 400-450 but 380 isn't terrible. Start with "easier" sps like birdsnest or montipora and grow those. Once you can grow those successfully then move into acropora.
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