Soft coral tank

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by Nsteyn, 4 Mar 2010.

  1. Nsteyn

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    When I started out, I was sure SPS is the only way to go, but the more I look, the more I fall in love with some LPS tanks...

    Here is one of my favorites at this stage..
    GobyInPeace - Featured Reef Profiles - Nano-Reef.com

    This is not all LPS, with a few monti's etc, but boy it looks nice..

    Why do most see SPS as the ultimate tank? or am I wrong in this assumption..
    Is it because it is more difficult to keep?

    I think a LPS tank gives so much life, movement and colour its just beautiful.
    What do you think?

    Niel
     
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    Beautiful tank, but pics are photoshopped so badly, it looks like water paintings
     
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    Agreed Niel awesome looking and yes done right LPS & softies can be really cool, also so can be "sticks" ...guess its back to the age old saying..different strokes for different folks ;)

    Agreed though with sean..too much photoshop is NOT a good thing
     
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    I really like a mix of SPS, LPS and softies, thats what I have aspired toward
     
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    Nsteyn Thread Starter

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    Mnd, Thats what I am aiming at.. I love the colours and shapes of SPS the movement and colour of LPS and softies.
     
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    I have finally got there!
     
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    Personally, I dont really see the big "color in SPS" thing... yes, there are a few abnormal color in SPS like the pinks, purples and blues, but all of this are all softer colors, like baby blues etc.

    Nothing beats green like a torch coral, or metallic green star polyps. Red mushrooms are propably as red as you'd get. Yellow and orange in sun corals. Blue in blueberry gorgonians. Then zoa's, omg the colors are insane!!! Rocordia's, and these are just to name a few...

    I also like the movement of softies and LPS more than the "sticks" but again, as Frans said, different okes likes different stuff.
     
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    wow! what a awesome tank....
     
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    I'm with you on this, LPS and softies for me thanx - I like the movement and colours :)
     
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    Nsteyn Thread Starter

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    And I thought I was alone...
    Is there something one cannot keep with most softies.. anemones clams etc?
    Obviously certain fish etc is a no no ...
     
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    Simple put YES:whistling:

    Its much more difficult and more effort is required to setup a SPS tank compared to a softies and LPS tank
     
  13. Nsteyn

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    Yiyaadb, YEah I thought as much :p
    Agreed, and one would be crazy to deny this, but I think this is where I am currently in the marine journey...
     
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