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Old 12/20/2019, 08:44 AM   #1
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? If all else fails should you just take step back???

I started a new tank in June my dream has been always to color and grow sps Iíve had success in the past with easier sps like Monti birds nest stag etc

Iím having color / growth issues but all parameters are stable and correct all the lighting and equipment is top notch

Iíd be happy to post a bunch of pictures this weekend when I have the time to go over everything but my ?
Is when you have done everything u can to address potential issues and everything is checking out
Is time sometimes the answer and if so how much time??


Thanks for your help issue is with brown / slow growing sps


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Old 12/20/2019, 01:02 PM   #2
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IMO Don't expect a SPS tank to do well for the first year..
Many will say that a tank takes 8-12 months to "mature"..
Bacterial populations,etc.. are all still growing/fighting/adjusting,etc.. during that time.

I also find that sometimes we strive for perfection and end up maintaining water quality that is far too "pristine" and just starve the corals,etc..

Now knowing your parameters/lighting/pictures,etc.. may help offer more targeted answers...


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Old 01/11/2020, 09:39 AM   #3
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IMO Don't expect a SPS tank to do well for the first year..
Many will say that a tank takes 8-12 months to "mature"..
Bacterial populations,etc.. are all still growing/fighting/adjusting,etc.. during that time.

I also find that sometimes we strive for perfection and end up maintaining water quality that is far too "pristine" and just starve the corals,etc..

Now knowing your parameters/lighting/pictures,etc.. may help offer more targeted answers...
A very sage explanation, time is now needed.


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