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Old 04-16-2014, 01:17 PM   #1
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Please could anyone tell me what sort of corals are sps and lps as I can't get my head round what the difference is . Ihave some soft corals but just upgraded to a larger tank and bought some leds that will do the above just wanted to clarify what I could get. The lfs that I go to have just started to get some hard corals in but they don't have much of a clue when I ask them about what they need.
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Los have large polyps that away in the current. Sps have small polyps that come out of the skeleton. Sps and lps are just hobbyist terms though. However, some examples of lps would be hammer, torch, Duncan, acans, caulastrea, brain corals. Some sps would be montipora, acropora, birds nest, poccillopora.
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SPS Corals: Hard Coral and Stony Corals for the Aquarium

LPS Corals: LPS Stony Corals and other Hard Corals for the Aquarium
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:50 PM   #4
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Thanks alot that makes alot clearer in my own head didn't want to buy something just for it to die.
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The categories are also a general separation of difficulty and requirements.

SPS being the most difficult, requiring the most light, cleanest water and most stable water parameters.
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Though I would start with a couplr of lps and see how it goes. Cheers.

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Has anyone got any favourite lps that they think I should try?

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I would start with acans, Duncan's, trumpets or maybe a frogspawn or hammer
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If you look through my album you`ll see many LPS corals I have in my tank. You can see what they look like under normal conditions.
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Brilliant guys thanks alot.

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