Originally Posted by c0mf0rt
Do you guys think I could get away with montiopora ??? I know it's a SPS
... but I like the encrusting idea....
You should actually be able to sustain a few types of SPS
. I don't think the encrusting varieties would be all that great though, they grow very very slowly. I have a yellow one and it grows about Â½" a year. Digitata's and caprcornus should do well. I have several of each including a blue tip stag (Acropora formosa). Just be sure all are placed mid level or higher.
You can also try Pavona, Anacropora, Pocillopora, Porites, Stylophora and a few others. Just avoid true Acpropora's (I don't mean Family Acroporidae). Start with the Monti's and guage how well things go and then mabye move forward from there.
Also... will the porites spread to my LR ?????
If it's constant contact with a nearby rock void of other coral life yes but it can easily take a few months before it happens.