Coral Suggestion needed

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  1. Slummies

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    hey guys

    i have a high flow area very high up in my tank. no lps will be able to handle it and i hate SPS cos they go brown... so i am looking for a coral that can handle high flow and lotsa light..

    I have alread xenia and star polyps - what else is out there that can cover my bald spot?
     
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    How about a monti capricornis. It's an SPS but they dont change colour. They come in green, orange and purple as well as a few other colours. They like the flow and are fast growers
     
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    Another SPS option is a seriatopora caliendrum. They also dont change colour. I have one with a beige stem and green polyps
     
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    are monti easy or difficult to care for? What are their lighting requirements? MH or T5's?
     
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    thanks Tony.. will the Caps be able to handle such hectic flow? i know Broder has some maybe i can steal from him:)

    Also, seriatopora caliendrum - do you know who has frags?
     
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    The montis can handle a lot of flow as long as it's not a permanent, direct blast from a powerhead. If the flow is intermittent, bring it on. They also can handle varied light intensities as they are generally found deep under water in nature but can be acclimated to more intense lighting. As for the caliendrum frags I dont know who has in your neck of the woods
     
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    Purple monti's are the hardest ones to get colour out of. Ive never had a green monti change colour though. What about a chalice coral or a montipora digitata.
     
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    i got a green chalice but it sits on my substrate and has grown quite nicely
     
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    What about a birdsnest? Not sure of the flow requirements but you get some that look pretty awesome
     
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    Come get some.
     
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    thanks Broder

    ill come past next week!

    I have been able to get :

    Green slimer
    purple digi
    and rose milli

    lets see how they do:)
     
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    I highly doubt that mille will do well in such a new tank, unless you're able to keep the parameters very stable. You'll have to stop feeding your fish heavily. At least only as much as they can eat right away.

    Dude..... you'd better make that purple digi survive...... I want some as soon as you can frag it.
     
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    i have actually slowed down with my feedings.. i try do lots of smaller feeds.. but not massive amounts that it sits, etc.

    If the purple takes a knockk ill give it to you until my tank is ready
     
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