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Old 12-21-2013, 05:36 PM   #1
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Sps and softies

Hey guys I have a question, right now I have a 80 gallon tank full of zoas mushrooms and star polyps, I also have one large montipora cap and a couple of small digi's I also have 1 small bonsai frag. I want to start adding more sps and eventually make it an sps tank. Is is safe to mix the two or do I need to remove some of my softies
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Old 12-21-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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You should be fine it is corals like leathers and Kenya tree that let off chemicals that inhibit other corals growth.
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Uh oh yeah i forgot I have 2 super small Kenya trees that were hitchhikers on my live rock, they are really small and isolated should I remove them
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Oh yeah and I also have button polyps
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The only issues is when they get close to each other. Then you can run carbon to help with the toxic warfare.
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:17 PM   #7
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Cool, so right now I'm running carbon and I use purigen, how often should I change the carbon
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Monthly, most likely. May I ask why you are running purigen and carbon?
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I had high nitrates for about 3 weeks so I have been doing water changes and trying to keep my tank water as clean as possible
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Well, one of the things purigen does is remove impurities...just like carbon does. Purigen is basically a synthetic carbon plus. So you could replace the carbon with something else if wanted.
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