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Old 08-09-2017, 06:07 PM   #1
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Thinking of taking the plunge:SPS

My 75g has been set up for 2 years, and I've kept softy and lps with success. I've been thinking about taking the plunge and investing in a small frag of bird nest.

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800 reef octopus skimmer
Jeabo wave maker pp-8
2x Chinese led black boxes
Jeabo auto doser
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Sal: 1.25
Alk: 8/2.9
Ca: 450
Mg:1350
Ph:8.3
No3 is undectable
I do have a nutrient issue right now, but it's nothing severe and should be taken care of in a week or two.
I do weekly 10-15% water changes and use ro/di water.
I feed my corals once a week, I feed a mix of filter food for my feather duster, zoas and hammers. And a homemade frozen food mix for my Duncan's and rainbow bulb nem.

What do I need to increase or change in order to accommodate SPS
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I'm a major noob here. I picked up a Gatorade birds nest a few months back and it's doing excellent, same with the reverse superman frag. They seem happier than some of my lps actually? I have the same lighting as you. Dose nothing. Weekly 30% wc and feed 2-3 times a week with reef roids. I'm sure it's dumb luck at this point, but they're def responding positively.
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You can see the birdsnest and the superman is little right and lower.
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Birdnest really isn't plunging into sps! They're pretty dang easy and once acclimated tend to grow like a weed. Now getting into acropora can be a chore.
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Birdnest really isn't plunging into sps! They're pretty dang easy and once acclimated tend to grow like a weed. Now getting into acropora can be a chore.
Acropora??? That's a legal term?? I see that quite frequently in divorce and bankruptcy documents at the firm..
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Birdnest really isn't plunging into sps! They're pretty dang easy and once acclimated tend to grow like a weed. Now getting into acropora can be a chore.


Okay, that's cool. When I was reading up on it, a lot of people suggested it as a first SPS. What would be some good reaching SPS to start out with then?
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I'm a major noob here. I picked up a Gatorade birds nest a few months back and it's doing excellent, same with the reverse superman frag. They seem happier than some of my lps actually? I have the same lighting as you. Dose nothing. Weekly 30% wc and feed 2-3 times a week with reef roids. I'm sure it's dumb luck at this point, but they're def responding positively.


So no dosing or anything? I read that some people dose amino acids. Anyway, I'm hoping I'all have your luck
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I was instructed by the coral farmer i enjoy visiting... like toys r us for reef nerds!... on a smaller system, mine is 45 gal total.. 5%weekly wc, no dosing! Seems dosing needs are in higher demand on larger systems with less wcs and higher nutrient consumption. Like I said... I'm a noob and I only know what I've explored personally. I upped the weekly 5% to 30%. I'm a fw planted, sa/.ca cichlids keeper so large, frequent wcs are my thing... can't say my tank is thriving but all coral are looking well and good.( except kryptonite candy cane.. )
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Birdsnest, montipora capornicis, montipora digitata, a lot of encrusting montis. Pocillopora are all pretty forgiving
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Birdsnest, montipora capornicis, montipora digitata, a lot of encrusting montis. Pocillopora are all pretty forgiving


So just really avoid acros until I advance more into the SPS thing
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