What is the easiest monti to keep?

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i find the digitata seem to be the easiest closely followed by encrusting varieties. Caps seem to be the canary in the coalmine in my system which isn't exactly an indication of an easy coral to reliably grow lol.
 

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i find the digitata seem to be the easiest closely followed by encrusting varieties. Caps seem to be the canary in the coalmine in my system which isn't exactly an indication of an easy coral to reliably grow lol.
Digitatas look cool, and I have also heard that some people have great success with acros yet not with monti caps lol. I really like the growth of the caps, the digitatas have a nice branching look. have you tried the encrusting montis? how hard are those compared to digis or monti caps? what about stylophoras?
 

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Digitatas look cool, and I have also heard that some people have great success with acros yet not with monti caps lol. I really like the growth of the caps, the digitatas have a nice branching look. have you tried the encrusting montis? how hard are those compared to digis or monti caps? what about stylophoras?
I was growing acros, but struggling with montis. Ended up being me iodine was too low. I now dose Iodine daily and my montis couldn't be happier.
 

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Also @guylaga can monti cap be kept with AI Prime? I have most channels at 100%, running from like 8am-8pm. Is that good? Too much lighting? Too high?

Well you have two options, best way to tell is use a PAR meter to check the level at what ever mounting point you plan to place the coral at.

If that isnt possible start by placing your frag on the sand bed for a week, then move to your mounting spot. If it starts to bleach out then your lighting likely is to strong (if all other parameters are on point). On the other hand if you start seeing growth where it seems like the coral is trying to "reach up" then you might not have enough light.
 
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Digitatas look cool, and I have also heard that some people have great success with acros yet not with monti caps lol. I really like the growth of the caps, the digitatas have a nice branching look. have you tried the encrusting montis? how hard are those compared to digis or monti caps? what about stylophoras?
i'm one of those people haha, monti caps just seem temperamental for me.
i have several encrusting montis going right now. they're all still at the frag stage but they seem to really take off after a month or so of getting used to things.
imo digitata and stylos are some of the easiest branching corals to grow. it doesn't hurt that a full colony of forest fire digi is a great looking coral too!
 
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As long as you have decent flow, light, and stable parameters they are all easy to grow, imo.
Here is a few of mine in my 120.
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