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Old 10-29-2013, 01:39 PM   #11
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To grow, sps need enough light and enough calcium, alk and mg. If you get the right amount of these they will grow. I'd say your downfall here is the light. I had the same as you and it wasn't enough for my acro and it turned brown. For a birdsnest and Monti it may be enough light to keep it alive but the growth will be slow. Have you check your calcium? If your other coral are taking it out of the water and its low your sps wont be able to absorb any and grow. LPS like frogspawn are totally fine under T5s and if your LPS are growing they are using calcium from the water....
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:02 PM   #12
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I have a monti like that. It plates out like yours is doing. It's sometimes hard to notice sps growth and I sometimes don't even notice. Mine is at the back of the tank and once the growth hit the glass, it started to encrust. I did similar to a chip that broke off of it and it did minor encrusting over the glue and then plated out. Yours will keep playing like that, though more light def won't hurt it.
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well, this is a nano tank and i don't feel like getting other light until i get a bigger tank. do you think it might help if i switch out one of the actinic bulb for a white bulb? my white bulbs are 10k, would switching them to 15k or 20k help with the growth?
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