The Perfect Beginner SPS Coral: Seriatopora (Bird’s nest)

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  1. dallasg

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    And such a good looking coral too
     
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    @butcherman has a few :)
     
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    Interesting read........but i cannot agree with it.
    I have a colony of S. caliendrum that grows like a weed in my tank. I have given away many breakages and not all have survived in others tanks. Not sure if its a change in parameters, transport or what. but sop,e just fade away and die while others flourish.
    In terms of beginner sps, id still say montipora is a better option. Even some species of acro seem more stable.
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    must be the people that get it...
    that stuff grows quicker than my monti...

    its the green one specifically
    this is 6months growth
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    Perhaps not THÉ hardiest sps (probably montipora capricornis or digitata), but definitely the fastest growing!!!
     
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    My frags have doubled in size in about 4weeks...
     
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    I have to say birds nest is a fast grower, and reasonably easy to handle. It's not bullet proof, but it prepares you for the more difficult sps
     
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    just my 2c i have a monti in my tank that was the first SPS coral that i have ever kept in my life very new to the hobbie, the only thing i test is ammonia, nitrate, during the cycle, alkalinity and salinity. the only time i saw the condition of the coral degrade (started going white was when my alk was at about 4dkh) other than that its growing reasonable fast..
     
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    test and maintain your alk ca and mg and you will be supprised at the growth rate you get....
     
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    I also have one in my setup and it grows really quickly. This is a frag I got from @459b a few months ago. The better my water parameters etc, the more growth I see on this coral but as soon as I have skipped a couple of water changes, the colour will quickly fade from green to a ligher green/brown. here is a pic of mine.

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    anyone in ct have a frag of this? after reading the article im interested in trying one in my tank
     
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    Have had a birdsnest for about 6 weeks, and it is starting to grow very nice now. One issue I had was GHA, it gets stuck in the coral easily, and if you do not remove it, it can smother it. I managed to get a minor outbreak under control, all is cool now...
     
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