LPS that like high lights

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  1. Sataly

    Sataly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    So now that my peppermints are doing their job slowly they managed to clean of the highest point of the tank and freed up some real estate. I know only a few chalices like high light but I don't have the money (more or less my wife would kill me) to buy those frags for them. So I've been on the look out for something different. it's moderate to high flow as well so I'm not sure what could go in that one spot. it's bare and it kills me looking at it lol
     
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  3. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    As long as you light acclimate them, any of the following can do well in "high" light: goniopora, acan lords, pavona, or leptastrea. LPS generally get better coloration in lower light however.
     
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    Sataly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    and we don't want that. I might have to go behind the S.O. and get a Hollywood Stunner chalice :p
     
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    dacianb Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    This is euphyllia kept between SPS corals - tons of light (right under leds) and heavy flow. Grows mad.
    The white area on top is due to camera saturation, coral have OK colors there too.

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    If that frogspawn was in lower light the colors would be much more intense. It's a nice coral though. I agree with VA, while many LPS can handle a lot of light they typically have much better coloration under medium lighting in my experience.
     
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    dacianb Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    ended up there by accident. It is a broken fragment of a larger coral which I get for free and the only hole in rock large enough to fit the feet was there. As I dont have yet coral cement to build him a base will stay there for a while.
    But become larger and larger, so in the end I have to do something with it
     
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    dacianb Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    this is my hammer, but placed on sand level, under the frogspawn showed above

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    There both really nice. When euphiyllia are happy they grow like weeds. I couldn't imagine a tank without euphiyllia, I love the movement and color.
     
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    dacianb Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    same for me. Thanks to short impulses waves in the tank they have that left-right mad dance which is awesome :rolleyes:
     
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