Originally Posted by 4enzix
so what does this tell you in easy terms? if you do put the odd specimen that may fight with each other chemically in your system, frequent H20 changes are a must
No, that is not what it tells you. The point is that you need to plan a system ahead of time, research each purchase, and avoid the most noted "rivalries" (some leathers and LPS
, Xenia and some SPS
, etc.). Even frequent water changes are not capable of making a chemical soup a good environment, not long term anyways.....especially in a small system (quick buildup).
In other words, just be responsible. You have started on a route with soft corals and LPS
....I would continue this route over making a complete mixed garden reef. Shrooms
are also known to be very potent chemically and the frogspawn will continue to grow (as will all the corals) so this needs to be accounted for in a small tank as well. The mentioned addition of another Euphyllia is a good idea, various LPS
species could be grouped together. Or remove most of the frags
and go the SPS
route. There are plenty of options if you do some homework.