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  1. SpsMad

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    Hi Guys

    I'm new to MASA but I have been keeping marine tanks for some time now, lots still to learn. I'm a big fan of Sps. I'm hoping I can learn much much more about keeping Sps and all matters reefing.

    It's so nice to have a local site on which one can ask advice and guidance on various reefing matters:thumbup:

    As for my current system: it's a predominantly Sps dominated system.
    Just a standard 1.2m tank for now. I'd rather learn with a smaller system before upgrading to a larger system.

    My tank consist's of various acro's, pocilipora, stylopora, monti's, clam's, some zoa's, xenia (in plague proportions) and a acanth.

    I will try to upload some pics as soon as I learn how too and as soon as I can learn how to take decent photo's.

    Basically just wanted to introduce myself :)
     
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  3. crispin

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    hello SPSmad and welcome to masa, great to have you join.

    your stock list sounds great although by the sound of it, you could almost describe it as xenia dominated with some SPS collonies:) Maybe try frag the xenia, swap it with other reefers for frags to get it under controll.

    there are some excelent sps keepers on masa and I am sure you will learn lots from them.

    what equipment do you run for the tank, do you have calcium reactors, kalkstires etc?

    a few pics would be most welcome:)
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcom to the forum
     
  5. Adee

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    Welcome SPSmad, happy I'm not alone :).
     
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    spsmad, if you want to see what can realy be achieved with a sps dominated system just click on the pic at the bottom of adee's post, its a truley inspirational tank:)
     
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    Welcome @SpsMad great to have you here, I must admit I wasnt a fan then I went to @Adee and now I am like a $10 sps prozzy
     
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  9. SpsMad

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    Thanks so much guys.

    Looking forward to learning more from you Sps Guru's.

    hahaha, crispin, yes I suppose you could say it's Xenia dominated. I've fragged and fragged and fragged and still it grows back faster than the grass in my garden.

    I have had a look at Adee's tank and quite simply, I think it's the most amazing tank I have ever seen. Honestly, I think it even rival's the reefs in the sea :)
     
  10. crispin

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    hmmm, if its growing that much perhaps your available nutrients are too high in the tank....whats the colour on your sps like? You could look at something like a zeo system or add a NP pellet reactor to try lower the nutrient levels more, the xenia wont like it and the sps should be able to handle it ok? just a thought
     
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    I did think of the possibility of a nutrient problem, but as far as I know with high nutrients my sps would turn brown, but there colour is better than ever.
    Parameters are as follows:
    Salinity 1.025
    Phosphates 0
    Nitrates 0
    Temperature 25
    pH 8.3
    Calcium 480
    Alkalinity 10
    Magnesium Not sure

    Sps looking good though, so I'm a bit confused, not complaining.
     
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    Welcome to MASA :thumbup:
     
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