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Old 12-26-2011, 11:19 AM   #731
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What's some beginner sps corals? I might try to get my hands on one of those.
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:52 AM   #732
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What's some beginner sps corals? I might try to get my hands on one of those.
Clove coral? Is that an sps?

Duncans?
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:44 PM   #733
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Duncan's are soft. Hard corals are like acropora millipora and montipora. Staghorn is another type and it's a beginner coral but I don't really like it all that much.
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Duncan's are soft. Hard corals are like acropora millipora and montipora. Staghorn is another type and it's a beginner coral but I don't really like it all that much.
So could you get duncans?
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There are easier types of SPS such as montipora and stylophora, but ALL SPS need really pristine water conditions and are less forgiving to poor water conditions or swings. It's also really good to have reef salt and not regular I/O. (not sure what your using, can't remember).
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:12 PM   #736
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So could you get duncans?
I could if I see it and it looks nice
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:14 PM   #737
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There are easier types of SPS such as montipora and stylophora, but ALL SPS need really pristine water conditions and are less forgiving to poor water conditions or swings. It's also really good to have reef salt and not regular I/O. (not sure what your using, can't remember).
I don't have reef io but I could switch over to it, it's about time to buy more anyways. My water is pristine right now but Im going to buy a fish in a few hours so nitrates may go up for a week or two until the bacteria reproduces to match my needs. Think I should hold off on a Monti cap?
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I didn't have the best trates (around 20-30) and my Monti was still thriving and growing, but the consensus that I keep hearing is that they are very picky. A skimmer with SPS is almost always recommended, but again I havent gotten mine yet either.
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:45 PM   #739
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Update

I got even more stuff! Lol, I bought 1 colony of candycane, 2 frags, 25 cured frag plugs, a bottle of superglue gel, and a Bangaii cardinal. The two frags are a pinkish montipora with red circles on it and another zoa with a neon green center and green tentacles. It all looks good right now!
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I got even more stuff! Lol, I bought 1 colony of candycane, 2 frags, 25 cured frag plugs, a bottle of superglue gel, and a Bangaii cardinal. The two frags are a pinkish montipora with red circles on it and another zoa with a neon green center and green tentacles. It all looks good right now!
Wow! You arent taking it too slow anymore, leaps and bounds now!!! Pictures!

I like the choice of the cardinal, very cool.
And those colonys! I cant wait to see them.

Question, why all the plugs?
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