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Old 08-16-2014, 01:01 PM   #1
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Lower light SPS?

Hey all, I'm looking for some lower light SPS corals, I'm only really experienced in LPS and softies/zoas right now.
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Birdnests and montis are fairly easy.
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Perfect, birdsnests are great.
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Birdsnest and Montis are not low light. No SPS is, they are just less temperamental then Acros for example.
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Lower light SPS?

Neither are low light though. What light are we working with? Monti caps are moderate light. I'd consider than and m. digitata are probably the easiest sps. Birdsnest can be weird


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You guys misunderstand what I mean lol, I don't mean general low light, I mean out of all SPS corals, which can do well under the lowest light/with the greatest ease?
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Lower light SPS?

Lowest light and greatest ease can be different.

Birdsnest grow fast under the right conditions, but they are kinda finicky sometimes. Montis are the hardiest I know of.
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Okay, well I have ONE SPS in my tank right now but I have no clue exactly what it is. I bought it from my LFS the day I got my new lights from them as well and the owner said it would do fine under the lights. I'll put a post up in the ID section in a little while to try to get a specific species on it.
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What lights are you using?
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