Sps newbie help

Orphek OR3 reef aquarium LED lighting


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Keep in mind, you bought some frags in one environment and transferred them to a new environment. It will take time to color them up. I usually put new frags on a frag rack in my display in about 175-200 par for about a month while I think about where to put them in the tank - it let's them settle - they're getting enough light, but need time to adjust to my chemistry. Go slow, don't make a bunch of rash changes to save frags, imo.

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No, not dosing any of those although I do have Nopox and was going to start dosing it to drop the phos
Don’t drink the “sps need <5no3, 0.10po4” cool aide. It’s simply not true. In fact if you read the label on the nopox bottle it recommends 0.12 po4 for sps frags. They have done studies that show higher Po4 encourages growth in sps frags. The only benefit IMO to lower nutrients is less hair/glass film algae. I myself would rather have healthy/happy corals over less algae.

A t5 hybrid fixture will give you much better results than adding another prime.

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