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  1. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    haha clams are cool! Your mom was outta line on that one! haha jk. ;)

    Thanks!! It just shipped, so now I'm starting to get nervous!
     
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  3. the fisherman

    the fisherman Vlamingii Tang

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    Great pick ups.
     
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  4. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Well, my coral is here! I just put them in the tank. They are soooo tiny! Lol
     
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    Ultraner Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Very cool kc, cant wait to see them.
     
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  6. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Thanks! I just turned the lights on, so hopefully they will start opening up soon!
     
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    What is your lighting in the tank you wish to put the SPS.
     
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  9. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    I have a Tek light fixture with 8 bulbs. 1 fiji purple, 1 6500k daylight, 3 special blue, and 3 actinic. I'm going to switch out one of the actinics for a 10000k daylight bulb I have.
     
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    I would switch out all of the actinics for ATI blue plus. Each BP has 2 to 3 times the PAR of the actinic which is what you need for SPS growth. Just change the bulbs out every 3 days of so to allow your current corals to adjust to the light.

    That is plenty of light. You will want to look into supplementing alkalinity and calcium when you get SPS.
     
  11. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Those are the ones I have, sorry. I couldn't remember the exact name. They are blue plus.

    And I ordered some CA and ALK from BRS, and it's already here. Just waiting to be used!

    Thanks for the tips!
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I would say you are set to go.

    How high is your circulation rate? 30X per hour or higher is good for SPS. If it lower you can always place the coral closer to the outlet.