Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 04-28-2006, 10:34 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 732
So its gone, now what?

So i took my anchor coral back today because it was starting to get the sweeper tenticles that wanted to torture everything in its path. I came home today and noticed my alveopora was all swollen at the only part that the anchor could touch with its sweepers. Anyway i have credit at the store now and he asked me if there was a coral that i wanted and i was told him I was thinking of a montipora digita. Would this be wise or does anyone else have any suggestions. My tank is in my gallery if you need a visual picture! It's a 29gal with 130w JBJ PC's, 2 maxi 900's, a remora Aqua C, and a HOB fuge with 46lbs LR and a 3" sandbed. Just to let you know what kind of flow, lighting and anything else you may need to know. its been up and running since November. Thanks for any suggestions!

ntswift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2006, 10:33 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Southern California, USA
Posts: 1,538
You're too low on the lighting for montipora. You'd probably need close to another 100 watts of lighting. SPS corals require a lot of light. What you have will sustain SPS for a short while then it'll start to lose it's zooanthellae algae for not being able to replenish it fast enough. Stick with LPS and softies...unless you upgrade the lights.

Keep a sharp eye on that one spot on the alveopora (another that requires super bright illumination). The chemical warfare of coral can be very damaging and 'flowerpots' are difficult as it is. It should be kept in a system with higher lighting.

Polyps, mushrooms, leathers, trees, and colts would be best to start off with...slowly graduating to the harder to keep coral as the tank matures. In 6 months to a year, LPS corals should do well...like candy canes, hammers, frogspawn, bubbles, and brains.
We, as a people, know so much more about outer space than we do about our own oceans. This lack of knowledge can very well spell the dangers that lay in wait for us.

The oceans surely would swallow us before a rock comes down to smite the planet of it's life.
TCTFish is offline   Reply With Quote

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:55 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.