Which sps to get???

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  1. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    I got a gift card for christmas to a favourite store :)

    We want to get an sps for our 10g IM.
    Any suggestions for beginner sps?

    10g 5 mnths
    18 watt skyye light
     
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  3. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Would love to help but don't know much about sps....
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    If your up for the challenge of keeping params stable, try a nice acropora tenuis or a bansai. A. Valida might be a good choice too. I don't know much about your light on that tank though. My suggestion is to try a Monti first to see if that light can support sps.
     
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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I do know that Montis and Birds Nest are more of the easier SPS to keep. But that is about the extent of my knowledge.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Birds nest can be quite difficult at keeping, I'd try a montipora digitata and make sure params are nice and stable;)
     
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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I thought Birds nest was an easier SPS?
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Birdsnest are very sensitive to changes in the tank. I would never say it's the easy sps simply from know so many reefers with unbelievable tanks and will not waste money on them as they can't keep them alive. For me, I've got one struggling to stay alive. I've kept a colony for no more than about a year without troubles.
     
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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    That's very good to know DSC. Reason why, I have read an article on SPS and the individual who wrote it classified Birds nest as easy. He placed it with Montis...... So I'm very glad that once again you square me away....... Thanks!
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Every tank is different and who knows, birdsnest might do well in your system. Only one way to know. I definitely wouldn't classify it as easy as a monti. I'm only saying from experience and what I've saw, things might be different for you and your reef.
     
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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Thanks, I'll take your word and wait though..... You know more than I and haven't steered me wrong yet.:)
     
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