View Full Version : Beginner's SPS

02/01/2007, 08:36 PM
I am about ready to buy my first SPS corals. I have good light, high flow, and I'm about to have DO/RI water. I already know I want Montipora digitata and Porites cylindrica, but I am thinking of starting with three aquacultured frags. What would be a good beginner's SPS out of these:

Pocillopora damicornis (aquacultured)
Pocillopora verrucosa (AC)
Seriatopora stellata (AC)
Stylophora pistillata (AC)

02/01/2007, 09:30 PM
Anyone? Are none of these good for beginners? Are all of them?

02/01/2007, 10:01 PM
Seriatopora stellata
Personally I haven't had any trouble with these but I don't have experience with stylos. Also digitatas are fairly easily to keep.

02/01/2007, 10:03 PM
Montipora Capricornis are about the easiest sps you can start with. Digitata would be up there with it.

02/01/2007, 10:14 PM
Orange digitata are really easy, grow well and don't need perfectly stable conditions. Elkhorn is another good starter SPS, it also grows very very quickly. Dark Pocilloporas are also really good starters, stay away from the lighter ones as they have a tendency to brown out if your not careful with the lighting.

02/01/2007, 10:53 PM
Thanks everybody for your input.

02/01/2007, 11:16 PM
Digitata and orange plate are really fast growers.