My first sps

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  1. Manic

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    Hey everyone,

    Here's a pic of my first sps, I think it is of the S.Caliendrum species.

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    Each colony is 7cm tall by 7cm wide and 5cm deep. Does it look in good condition or not, I'm a bit woried of it being a cream colour at the bottom.
     
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    Not a SPS guru - waiting for Mek :whistling:

    MEK!!! MEK!!!! MEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!!!!!!!!


    Well, he's probably in Richardsbay again, it is weekend after all - sorry man :lol:
     
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    I'm sure it is fine as I got it from Idol Marine and those guys always know what they talking about. Just wanted to check with everyone else.
     
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    From my side it looks healthy :)
     
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    Here's a pic I have from some coral identification pictures that I have, this one also seems to have a lot of white in it:

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    oooohhh lovely i cant wait to get some of those
     
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    Very nice mate...
     
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    nice sps dude
     
  10. Tony

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    Definately S. caliendrum. Be careful hes an aggro coral so keep him away from others
     
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    When you say aggro, does that mean it is a fast grower and I should give it a lot of space...
     
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    They will fight with other corals and yes they do grow fast. Mine fell over before I attached him and my word he had a go at my chalice coral and vice versa. My pincushion got to close and got zapped and the patch affected sulked for a few days
     
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    I've got a sacrophyton leather about 10cm away from it. The thing is my leather coral is growing about 2cm's a week so I'm going to have to move them. I read some where that leathers corals stop sps from growing, is this true?
     
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    Nice Caliendrum! As Tony says this bugger grows like the blazes - mine grew 10X in 6 months and I had to frag him as he got too close to my Milli and my Pocci - nice Blue/Green colour - same as mine
     
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    Awsome buy! Tony is right, it is a very aggressive coral. Give him lots of light, lots of flow and move him away from other corals. :)
     
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    Very nice Manic!!
     
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    Tony is right - it is Seriatopora caliendrum otherwise known as Green Polyp Birdsnest coral.
    I know cos I have one in my tank:razz:.
    I love this coral - it's my favourite.When I got mine it was the same sort of colour as yours but it has since turned a brighter pink with brighter green polyps.Once it is settled it grows like mad! Mine has almost doubled.Got him under PC's and T5's quite high up in the tank and he's loving it.
    They seem to be pretty tough too.
    Yes mine loves flow - give him lots.
    P.S. I wouldn't worry bout the cream colour at the bottom - mine was the same and covered in algae when I got him but recovered nicely.
    I'll post you a pic of mine a little later
     
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    what lights do you have on your tank manic
     
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    At the moment it is in my frag tank, growing it bigger for when I get a big tank. It is directly under a 20 000K 150W MH with 2 10 000K 39W T5's but I'm going to move it over in my frag tank where it will then be under 2 150W 10 000K MH. Want to experiment with growths and colours changes with different lighting... Oh and the MH is 15cm's from the water with the water depth being 25cm.

    The guys at Idol Marine said it will colour up nicely once it settles in...
     
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    I would like to see what it looks like once settled. It has already coloured up a little in just two days, so hoping for the best.
     
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    They colour up very quickly Manic - that yellowy colour will become more pink.
    You made a very good buy dude! From what I can see by your pics yours looks perfectly healthy
    What are u feeding yours? I'm feeding Brightwell Aquatics Zooplanktos-S.
    The guys at Idol are also using this and reckon it's a great food.
    Also give mine baby brine shrimp.
     
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