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Old 07-23-2012, 08:49 AM   #1
 
SPS or Beginners

Im looking to try some SPS corals, but want something relatively easy since I'm a beginner. Ive hear that scripts, montipora, and birds nets corals are good and don't absorb a ton of calcium. This would be going along with my purchase of White Pom Pom Xenia ( are they pulsing?)

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Old 07-23-2012, 09:33 AM   #2
 
Good choices to beginner SPS.
White Poms Poms don't pulse that I know of, just wave back and forth with the current. Only the Pulsing Xenia does that. I could be wrong, I haven't had them all. Just keep in mind also, those things are like weeds, and once established, will grow like one. They can take over a tank. you'll have to cut em back, or try to.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:16 AM   #3
 
I just realized how bad my writing was in that. Good old mobile version.....

It should read acropora, montipora, and birds nest.

Just out of curiosity, these would work find for a 29gal BioCube? Want to make sure nothing gets to large.

I guess I'll have to look into the xenias more. That was one of the first corals I wanted. Are the easy to frag if they spread to much. Maybe make some money off of it?
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:21 PM   #4
 
Yea, you could cut em up and sell em. Or real up the rock they are on and sell that.
A far as those corals staying small, no, they basically all will outgrow any tank they are in, fragging will have to be done to most that yiu buy. There are Favia that will get big, but not really tall wise. There are still a few to choose from.
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:41 PM   #5
 
Ok, so based on your personal experience, would you recommend the ones that i list (acropora, montipora, and birds nest) or are there any other specific ones that would do better in a nano tank (but still for beginners).
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:47 PM   #6
 
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Will post a quick reply. I have a piece of Montipora frag in my 55g tank which was originally in a 29g tank, it was doing very well in a biocube frag tank prior to me getting it.

It has grown an awful lot in, it is the only piece of coral that I have at the moment, apart from a dead piece of staghorn which is live rock basically. It doesnt take up a lot of calcium but I have noticed a slight decrease in my levels since I got it.
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:49 PM   #7
 
The Monti and the Birdsnest are failry easy to keep. Acros on the other hand are a different story.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:52 PM   #8
 
Thanks Taz and Reef,

Ill look into the different monti corals and a birdsnest.

Do you just simply glue these on or do you need an epoxy?
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:12 PM   #9
 
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I have underwater epoxy but my frag is actually stuck in a hole in my live rock and wont move so it is kind of staying where it is, not exactly where I wanted it but it is very happy and has grown some.
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