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Lou

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Hello all,
Can some one please ID this acro species for me? the coral tips are a bit more blue than the picture shows, the polyps are dark green and short.
The frags shown are 12 inches below the water line, my 250watt 10K Ushio MH is 9 inches above water line, should I bring my SPS up closer to the light? Right now they are directly under, with no glass canopy on the tank or glass from the light pendant, i run a bare bulb with spider reflector only.
Thank you!

 

SueT

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Hi Lou, I am not sure of that acropora id. Sorry but what does catch my eye is how close these sps corals are placed. When they all start to encrust like the 2 already have you may be facing some warfare for space like sps corals do in the wild.

As far as height in the tank I think they are fine. They have good color, growth and seem happy. I'd leave them where they are respectfully. Just watch out for when they get much closer as the strongest one will win out and the weaker will die off.
 

Lou

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Thanks,
I know they are close to each other, but I havent glue them down yet, loose frags for now. I'll watch out for the encrusment, and will move them before they set foot.

That montipora capricornis was originally green with nice purple rims, but i used to had it under PC lighting and it faded to light brown. Now under the MH its starting to get pinkish, I wonder if it will go back to it's original colors or will turn to a different color?
Other than color its fine, even noticably grown, you can see its white polyps.
 

fishermann

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Lou that monti cap well grow fast under MH lites and it doesnt need high intense lite, you need to glue it down lower on the reef on the side of a rock so it can shelf as it grows.
 

Lou

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thanks fisherman, I'll do that soon. Looking forward to it forming the stacked plates look, cool stuff...
 
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