[Timezone Detection]
Create Account - Join in Seconds!

User Name: Email Address:
Human Verification

What is one of the colors on a clownfish? (hint there is a clownfish on the CR logo in the top left corner of the page.)

Nooby to SPS


Bookmark and Share
Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    U.P. of Michigan.
    Posts
    7,713
    First Name
    Jamie
    Awards Photo of the Month - October 2012 Photo of the Month Post and Reply Award - Winner of the first PAR Contest. Monthly Giveaway Winner

    Question Nooby to SPS

    Hi CR Reefers!

    I'm now expanding my love for corals into the vast array of the SPS world. I have no experience in keeping them. But have been reading reading and reading as much as I can about their care and requirements. Yet there are so many different types.

    So what I'm looking for are suggestions for this nooby. The more easier to keep as I would hate to kill anything just because of ignorance. I can read all I want but to me there's nothing better then the words from the experienced keeper.

    Thanks a bunch!
    There's nothing like being a Reefer! www.upmmas.com

  2. #2
    jay13 - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    adrian michigan
    Posts
    117
    First Name
    Jay

    Default

    first off you need that ro/di machine to start off right. lighting of either t5 or metal halide or both. good variable water flow to keep the mucus they shed off and their little polyps a movin! there is alot more but these are just some starter ideas to throw around. good luck, sps are my favorite too.

  3. #3
    Tom@HaslettMI - Reefkeeper
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    East Lansing, MI
    Posts
    1,833
    First Name
    Tom
    Awards Yugo Award - For helping with the CR Booth at MCES Monthly Giveaway Winner Monthly Giveaway Winner Photo of the Month Tank of the Month

    Default

    Didn't I bring you an SPS or two?

  4. #4
    jimsflies - Reefkeeper
    Admin/Founder

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    10,735
    First Name
    Jim

    Default

    SPS is definitely more of a challenge in a small system. Try to find some common (inexpensive ones) to start with. Monti caps and green birdsnets come to mind as decent starter sps.

  5. #5
    redemer123 - Reefkeeper
    Graphic Designer

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    clio michigan
    Posts
    509
    First Name
    Andrew

    Default

    yep a small system is much more difficult for sps since they require stability and in a small system that is much harder to achieve. The best you can do is experiment with a few corals and see what happens.
    It takes a long long time to build a coral reef. Step by step the reefs survive on partnerships. And the most important partners are you and I.

  6. #6
    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    U.P. of Michigan.
    Posts
    7,713
    First Name
    Jamie
    Awards Photo of the Month - October 2012 Photo of the Month Post and Reply Award - Winner of the first PAR Contest. Monthly Giveaway Winner

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom@HaslettMI View Post
    Didn't I bring you an SPS or two?
    Nope
    There's nothing like being a Reefer! www.upmmas.com

  7. #7
    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    U.P. of Michigan.
    Posts
    7,713
    First Name
    Jamie
    Awards Photo of the Month - October 2012 Photo of the Month Post and Reply Award - Winner of the first PAR Contest. Monthly Giveaway Winner

    Default

    Talk about taking the wind out of my sails....On the other hand I do love the Birds Nest
    There's nothing like being a Reefer! www.upmmas.com

  8. #8
    bigbill - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    warren mi
    Posts
    1,078
    First Name
    Bill
    Awards Grow Out King - 2011 Grow Out Contest Photo of the Month MBI Participant

    Default

    i have found that birds nest dont do well in a small tanks i lost 3 in my nano when my stag horn was growning like mad and it seems to happen over night with them
    I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.
    Steve Irwin
    mbisite.org/mbi_sig.aspx?u=bigbill&img=2

  9. #9

    Default

    Stability is essential. Low and stable nutrients along with very stable alk and calcium will lead to success.

  10. #10
    32mm32 - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    11

    Default

    large ammounts of random flow, stable alk, cal, and magnesium. Also lots of light.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last

Similar Topics

  1. SPS Corals Nooby to SPS
    By MizTanks in forum Coral Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-09-2011, 08:48 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

About CaptiveReefs

    If you are interested in learning about reefkeeping or have a problem with your reef, our reefkeeping community is here to help. Feel free to ask a question or search our site. We have lots of experienced reefkeepers that are willing to provide free reefkeeping advice!

    Besides being a great resource for all levels of reef aquarium hobbyists, CaptiveReefs is a social experience that will enhance your enjoyment of reefkeeping. CaptiveReefs is committed to connecting reefkeepers with the support and information they need to grow beautiful coral reef aquariums.

Information

Connect with Us