Originally Posted by fijiwigi
Patience sucks, a fellow aquarist with a reef is offering to sell me some frags for really cheap she has an awesome display. ...
Let's take a step back and look at your intro sentence!...
You're contemplating plunging into SPS
because a friend is offering frags cheap. If you have to rebuy lights that you just bought... how cheap are those frags, really?
My guess is that unless that friend is breaking down their tank, the frags will still be plentiful in a year or so. Or if nothing else, I'm sure you can find good deals down the road. You haven't even had LPS
in your tank for a month yet, and I think you're still stocking fish-wise. SPS
not only requires more lighting, but a little more attention to water quality issues. If it was me, I'd let the tank mature more, get the maintenance routine down, get consistent water quality without having to think about it, THEN consider if SPS
is something I want to get in to.
But I have to admit... if those Nova Extreme Pro fixtures were out when I was buying lighting - I'm thinking that's the way I would've went.