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SPS and Cabbage coral

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Ed Hahn

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I am seriously thinking of getting rid of anything that is not compatible with SPS. I have Cabbage Coral, Anthelle, Blue zoos, Pink zoos, Maroon Zoos, Star polyps,Galaxia, and shrooms. Which of the Above should I remove to improve the growth of my SPS?
 

reedman

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I have not heard of problems with the zoos or star polyps as long as they are not in direct contact with the SPS. Shrooms as well. I don't know about the others though.
 

Ed Hahn

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So far I am hearing that Cabbage coral belongs to same family as leathers(Sinularus). So it is a problem. So I will have two rocks with Cabbage coral for Auction this Saturday or Free Frags.
 

kevinpo

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There are so many factors that impact the toxicity of noxious corals. Some of these would be, coral size, tank size, other coral species, and use of carbon (also how much carbon and how often it is changed), water change frequency etc.
As a rule it is best not to keep members of the Sinularia family with LPS or SPS corals. Most of the Sinularia family grow quite rapidly and become large, dominating the average tank in just a year or two. GSP's are another coral that is best left in a soft coral tank. Zoanthids and Corallimorpharians can also be problematic over time due to their stinging capability and prolific nature. When making physical contact with SPS they usually win and overtake the SPS coral unless action is taken by the aquarist.

HTH,
Kevin
 

redrooster

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KevinPO is dead on correct. Last weekend I took a large amount of cabbage out of my tank on Anthony Calfo's advise. The corals closest too it look a lot better even though they looked OK before. I am going to get rid of a few shrooms as well. I am trying to prep my tank for more SPS.
 
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