How many of you keep SPS? POLL

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How many of you keep SPS?

  • I love SPS and have them

    Votes: 181 89.6%
  • SPS don't like me, therefore I don't like them

    Votes: 4 2.0%
  • I'm not interested in keeping SPS

    Votes: 8 4.0%
  • Other (post below)

    Votes: 9 4.5%

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SPS2020

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When I brought my Alk down to 7-8dkh, it made a huge difference with PE in my tank. Here are a few recent frags:

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Here is a quick i-phone snap of my display. My frag system is about get replaced, so of my "valuables" are starting to move in here. Left side is getting a little crowded and will have to bust it up a little like I did the right side. Once I get the frag system stabilized.
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Beautiful array of colors, well done, splendid!!!
 

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They are my primary corals. I can’t buy enough of them
 

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i love them just finding it tough to grow them if it's not one thing it's another but my tank is starting to get seasoned some what have a few growing lost about 4-5 k in acro's didn' t know what i was doing trying again mixed tank now but my favorite is acros time takes time i'll get there first LFS destroyed me for lots and lots of green but i will be ok just going a little slower this time around at first i thought it was a candy shop. 2 days ago cleaned my tank i hit a ss cake frag re glued it in the morniing it was white and deadi'm not giving up the ship
 

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75 gallon all SPS tank. I suggest patience, and a mature tank large enough to support stability (at least 40 gallons) for long term success in an all sps tank. Smaller tanks are possible, but will swing in parameters without automation, and may cause stn and rtn. It is much easier to keep sps if they are not in a mixed tank, as you can keep nutrients lower without sacrificing color or health. Quality lighting is a must for optimum color as well. I use Kessils, as I like the shimmer, and it colors up corals like no other light, imo.
SPS coral require the most patience when first setting up. Give it at least 6 months to a year to let the tank mature before fully stocking. The tank pictured was cycled with dry rock and live sand for 4 months before any coral were added. After the tank is established for a few years you will find the corals will frag themselves as you clean the tank. They grow very fast when happy. Good luck!
 
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I'd like to throw in a tip. Do not secure your coral permanently until after you've seen how it reacts to the location it's in. This isn't just for SPS, but that is what coral it applied to recently for me. I had to move one of my acros recently due to the tips losing flesh. My guess is it was in too high of light and possibly too high of flow. After moving it to a lower light area with less flow, the tips stopped losing flesh. Had this been secured down in a more permanent way, I might not have been able to do so.
 
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Does it matter to you whether your fish are captive-bred or wild caught?

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