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    Let's talk reef building corals! I thought we could talk a little bit about colored sticks. I would like to take thread suggestions only in this thread. Then we can start an individual thread to address each topic in the order that it is posted. Whether your a newbie who is interested in SPS corals or a veteran who is obsessed with SPS corals let's cover it all!
    I will start with a couple of suggestions
    Lighting
    Nutrient Export
    Chemistry as it Involves SPS Corals

    Let the suggestions fly!
    Last edited by jimsflies; 02-01-2011 at 06:41 PM.

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    This should be interesting if it takes off. I, being somewhat of a newbie, would be interested to hear about placement / lighting requirements for different sps corals. Related to placement, I presume flow must become a consideration, particularly if you are into a mixed reef.

    Schminksbro, this and the global warming thread are great ideas for discussion. I hope they take off. I certainly will be interested in following.

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    Cool idea. I've had my reef for a long time but have only dabbled in "colored sticks". I'd love to learn more about them.
    Here are my topic requests:

    • An ID thread that has common and genus/species names with corresponding pictures.
    • A thread all about tabling Acropora spp. I've always like the look of these but know little to nothing about care. Specifically, what species have this growth form.


    QUESTION: Am I supposed to start these threads?

    Thanks,
    Tom

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    I'll start a new thread in sps forum on my thoughts..
    Last edited by Werdlone; 02-02-2011 at 09:29 AM.

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    Placement.....I am still lost.....

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    Keeping water in natural sea conditions or as close to is the best i have found. I used to over do everything, and it was a never ending chase. Now that i am more relaxed, It seems to be the best for the corals. I am getting good growth and great color. the valona seems to be getting a foot hold, But i scrap the glass maybe once in 10 or so days so i know its not a nutrient issue.
    My rock and sand is going thru a little cycle since i used to keep alk at 12 dkh and mg at 1450ppm. Now that its close to nsw the life i choked out is returning.
    Never think that you can control life, Just try to manage it.

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    when purchasing new sticks, is there a dip that should be done? what kind? what are some things to be looking at when buying a new colony?

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    Get yourself a good magnifying glass. Not expensive, Just a quality one you can see if theres fw or rb on them.
    Also the dip i use is revive. It works good, But as i found out it is not as effective on rb as it is fw.
    Keep some interceptor around and use if nec.
    A qt tank is a very good idea, I usually keep one running at all times for new corals. Its easier and cheaper to treat the qt than the display.
    I don't have one now as the real estate is not there with the work i am doing right now. When i am done up it go's.
    I have not brought any sps since the qt was down.

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    How about SPS ID thread. Like how to identify a milli from an acro or another SPS

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    Good idea Mark! However a mille is an acro. Acropora Millepora.
    Quote Originally Posted by reefpoor View Post
    How about SPS ID thread. Like how to identify a milli from an acro or another SPS

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