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Old 07-21-2006, 03:45 PM   #1
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SPS Corals and Softies in the same tank

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So I was reading in another post that it is usually not a good idea to mix SPS and softies in the same tank. I am currently planning to upgrade my tank from a 37g to a 48” 75g and I wanted to keep across.

I currently have 2 softies, a colt coral and a devils hand leather. I also have 2 LPS corals, a green open brain and a red open brain. I currently run carbon, but I am not sure if I will on the new tank. The new system will have a sump and a separate fuge.

Do I need to get rid of the colt and the devils hand? How about the LPS’s? I also have a BTA? All are thriving right now, but I never heard of any problems with mixing corals.

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There can be huge problems mixing corals. These corals are not found in the same areas of the reef. Alleopathy, or chemical warfare, has been the undoing of many corals and even whole tanks.

It can certainly be done but I would definitely keep running carbon. Leathers, shrooms and zoos all can be very toxic within our small systems.
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yeah, I knew about the lighting. I am currently running PC lighting and was going to upgrade to MH/PC lighting when I move tanks. I figured i would be ok if I kept the colt and devils hand towards the bottom of the tank. Tank will be 20" high and be lit wth 2x150 10K MH and 2x130 Actinic PC
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That`s where I keep mine on the bottom but I have VHO`s
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I know lots of folks that keep a mixed reef, key is coral placement. Even in a tank with LPS and soft corals placement is the key part.
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My plan is to have one side of the tank very rocky, bare bottom, maybe almost halfway across the lenth of tank. This area was going to become my SPS area.

The middle of the tank would be a sand "valley" for my green open brain.

The last 1/3 of the tank would be speratic rockwork, and I will keep my sofites and the rock where my BTA has attached over there.

Would something like this work?

are there any concerns about keeping a clam in a tank with soft corals?

Its a little hard to explain, but I am just trying to not have a rock wall in my tank.

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Why r u keeping the SPS section BB?
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Remember, chemical warfare happens no matter where they are in the tank. Be diligent with carbon and water changes.
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