View Full Version : Starter SPS for top of rocks?

01/20/2015, 09:08 AM
Hello all...Attached is a pic of my 90 gallon. Still a new system up about 8 weeks or so but my water parameters are finally in a place where I'm happy with my progress. I have a toadstool, cauliflower colt, zoa and added the small frogspawn frag this past week. Probably going to give it a few weeks before I add anything else. I have the Marineland LED 48-60" lighting system and 2 koralia 1500s.

I haven't added any SPS and am wary of it, given the newness of my system but I'm curious if there are some hardy ones that you can recommed. I'd like to add something on the top of my rocks to add some color, probably the right side first. Lot of flow and light up there. Any thoughts?

01/20/2015, 10:06 AM
Your lighting what is the specs on it? Not familiar with it but i suspect its not going to be enough for sps prolly fine for lps and softies as their light req are less than sps

01/20/2015, 11:55 AM
I dont think your lighting my be good enough it is this one http://www.amazon.com/Marineland-Double-Bright-Light-48-Inch/dp/B0032536R4

but the red montipora and green birdsnest can do pretty good with low light and tend to be more resilient than other sps corals in my experience. Also, I would wait 3-4 months before adding sps corals to a tank.

01/21/2015, 07:00 AM
Guys, thanks for taking the time. Here is the light. Curious as to your thoughts. Much appreciated. It's considerably better than the one you listed Alex.


01/21/2015, 08:20 AM
As stated in the LPS thread you posted, this light is better suited for LPS. GL

Voodoo Corals
01/21/2015, 04:43 PM
starter and sps........ okay......

01/21/2015, 07:29 PM
I'd try some montis or digis

01/21/2015, 07:39 PM
Monti will be your best chance of success with those lights. I had the same fixture PLUS 2 additional T5's over a 55G, actually had great success though.

01/21/2015, 07:41 PM
^^^^ That is, if you desire SPS.