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  1. General Reef Discussion
    hey guys! I love the branching look of some SPS Corals but thus far I've been an LPS guy. What do you suggest I get for a first go at SPS?
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so I know these fish are controversial. I've admired them from afar for several years, reading everything I could find on them. Now, thanks to a bit of luck in finding a specimen that wasn't too far gone, I have finally decided to try and keep one. I have been in the process of weaning an...
  3. Marine Depot
    SPS Coral Care: Tips, Tricks & Techniques to Help You Succeed What advice would you give to a reef hobbyist thinking about caring for SPS corals for the first time?
  4. SPS Coral Forum
    So I have this frag of Montipora, purple with green polyps. IT GROWS LIKE A FREAKING SNAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its pretty, but I really want to try something that will actually....grow?
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I've been doing a lot of research on Acropora lately trying to get more of an idea of the best way to care for my sps tank. I read online that soft corals can release terpenoids into the water which can stunt growth. I have a nepenthea coral in my tank and now I'm worried that it's damagin my...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    [SIZE4"][/SIZE]Being new to reef Keeping. I get confused as to what is what. For instance what are the 6 different types. There is LPS, Sps, Lgs, Lps etc.....how do you identify which group they are in? What makes the piece go indivdual fit into a category? It gets very confusing as to what...
  7. Marine Depot
    We've been working harder to keep the content on our blog fresh, so we thought we'd do a quick post to share some of the cool stuff we've put up lately in case you missed it! Filter Media Guide: Carbon, GFO and BioPellets SPS Corals for Beginners, Part 1 Aqua Medic EcoDrift Controllable...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I bought myself an innovative marine 40 galling tank in July and when I purchased the tank I planned on keeping a majority of sps corals. For my equipment I have a max spect razor 120w, Smart ATO, cadlights skimmer, and a cheap power head that I plan on upgrading. The tank has been running for...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    So i upgraded from a 60 gallon to a 90 gallon and now i really need to add some more livestock. issue i have been running into is compatibility. I was not expecting to ever upgrade. I was looking for something that not everybody has. my current livestock is 2 oscillaris clowns, jester goby...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    They told me at the lfs, but I forgot the name and I cant find a clear picture of it anywhere. Would anyone be able to help me identify this coral?
  11. SPS Coral Forum
    Hi everyone. I just got in to sps corals and love it. I started out with a 10 gallon smi reef tank. I had soft corals lol. That tank was a nightmare to keep up but I did it! :) .Now I'm up to a 30gallon bow frount with a deep sand bed for now >:). As of now I got a few sps drags in there. I...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    :hismiley:Hello everyone!!!:banana: Just got a 300 Litre tank(80US Gallons)(66 Imperial Gallons). If anyone has a 66 gallon tank, please post some pictures. I hope you could put some input in what corals and fish to put in there and what lighting to use. Also would love...
  13. SPS Coral Forum
    Hello, so i recently acquired a few acro frags that had undergone some sort of traumatic experience and as a result the 3 survivors are quite brown/nearing white in colour (no rtn or stn on the surviving frags). Each has varying degrees of polyp extension. I have largely only acros in my...
  14. SPS Coral Forum
    i have a red montipora about 3 inches under the surface in my biocube for about 6 months. lately its been growing like crazy polyps out and color is amazing. howver while this is happeing one of the edges has turned white. it doesnt seem like growth but i could be wrong. howver while thats going...
  15. SPS Coral Forum
    In February I clipped a tip off my ORA Pink and Green tip birds nest. I was a bit amazed at the growth rate of this SPS coral. It went from just a 1/8" nub to just about 3/4" in 4 months. 2/18/13 Today 6/12/13 Thought I would share.
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Any ideas? Other than SPS and yellow (and encrusting, I think) I cannot figure out what this is. I have looked through all my coral books, but can't find a match (maybe because I don't have enough yet to see the structure?). Frag was from LFS but they identified it only as "encrusting yellow...
  17. SPS Coral Forum
    I've had this coral for about a month now and the tips are turning white. I dont think this is a good sign. 1. What type is this? The LFS said green slimer but i dont think so. 2. Why are the tips going white? Tank ALK 10 MAG 1350 PH 8.1 CAL 450 Temp 79-81 Phos/Nit/Amm undetectable Lighting of...
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