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Old 05-24-2014, 02:20 PM   #1
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Sps and lps combo

Hi. Just wondering if anyone had sucess with a crowded sps and lps tank. And if so what tips do you have.

Currently i have mainly softie, lps and 1 sps of red plating monti. And all are doing fine.

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Old 05-24-2014, 04:26 PM   #2
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I have a bunch of sps, lps and softies (mostly zoos but gsp as well). My trick is my lps are on the sand and my sps are to one side and towards the top of my tank. All sps and lps are growing wonderfully.
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I have mostly LPS corals with some moderate light light SPS pavona coral.
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:21 PM   #4
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I have a bunch of sps, lps and softies (mostly zoos but gsp as well). My trick is my lps are on the sand and my sps are to one side and towards the top of my tank. All sps and lps are growing wonderfully.

Hey have you a picture of your actual tank. And whats gps? I also have a full zoa garden aswell.
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Hey have you a picture of your actual tank. And whats gps? I also have a full zoa garden aswell.

Just chiming in, sps and lps can be kept together successfully without much trouble, just make sure to be aware which can sting and which are more vulnerable. I have sps, lps, and softies right near each other (mostly smaller colonies) and they're fine, I just make sure to place them in different part so of the tank.

Bribo and Melosu both have a lot more sps than me, and from what I've seen of their tanks it's not so much a matter of having lps and sps on different sides (unless you want to), but more about making good judgements as to how far certain corals should bc from others.
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Green star polyps and yeah I'll post it
I have a couple acros, a couple birdsnest varieties, and a bunch of montis
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Yeah but will the sps develop with such a high nutrient system.
Because such high nutrients are needed for zoas and softies.

How could you balance such a thing. Not so much the stinging but more the flow is different the bacteria balance in the water is different and also the lighting is different.

Here is a picture of my current set up with just one sps amounts the lps and softies and it grows ok and steady.

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I keep my system low nutrient and my zoos do fine. Same with my lps.
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And how do you keep it low nutrient. Any additives or just water changes.

I have a lot of experience with everything except sps.
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25% weekly wc, feed 2-3x a week, run an oversized skimmer. No dosing just wc. I throw in a little 2 part every now and then but usually it is not needed
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