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Old 01/02/2008, 07:36 PM   #1
tropical hawaii
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montipora problem

I cannot figure out why I can not get any plating montipora to grow in my tank. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. All of my perametetrs are good and I have plenty of water flow and plenty of light. Alk 2.4, Calcium 500 nitrite 0 ammonia 0 ph 8.2 nitrate .08


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Old 01/02/2008, 07:39 PM   #2
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do you supplement with kalk?


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Current Tank Info: 90 gallon display, 40 gallon sump, 20 Gallon Fuge, AquaController Jr w/ Serial upgrade, Velocity T2 Return, Modified ASM G2 Skimmer, 2 x 150w 14K MH, Coralife Ca Reactor, DIY Kalk Reactor
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Old 01/02/2008, 07:41 PM   #3
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What, precisely, is "plenty of light"?
Monti caps are generally pretty easy growers. Do you have any other SPS successfully growing in your tank?

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Old 01/02/2008, 07:49 PM   #4
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plenty of light might also mean too much light! Monti's don't like relly bright light.


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Current Tank Info: 90 gallon display, 40 gallon sump, 20 Gallon Fuge, AquaController Jr w/ Serial upgrade, Velocity T2 Return, Modified ASM G2 Skimmer, 2 x 150w 14K MH, Coralife Ca Reactor, DIY Kalk Reactor
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Old 01/02/2008, 07:58 PM   #5
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I have them about half way up in my tank. The light is 8-96 watt anctics and 2-250 watt metal halides. The anctics are on for 10 hours and the halides are on for 8 hours. And yes I have a mixed reef and everything else is doing fin. I have a green slimer acro and a blue torch acro. The green slimer is growing well the blue acro is growing a lot slower. That might also be because it is only been in the tank for 3 weeks.


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Old 01/02/2008, 08:00 PM   #6
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wow - thats a lot of light over a 56g tank - move them lower, and into the corners and they should better.


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Current Tank Info: 90 gallon display, 40 gallon sump, 20 Gallon Fuge, AquaController Jr w/ Serial upgrade, Velocity T2 Return, Modified ASM G2 Skimmer, 2 x 150w 14K MH, Coralife Ca Reactor, DIY Kalk Reactor
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Old 01/02/2008, 08:05 PM   #7
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Sorry my tank is no longer a 56 gallon it is a 125.


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Old 01/02/2008, 08:08 PM   #8
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MY cap 6" under water 250 20k was a 3"frag 11 months ago.


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Old 01/02/2008, 08:17 PM   #9
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Wish I could get mine to look like that.


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Old 01/02/2008, 08:22 PM   #10
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I have had pretty good success with keeping mine in the lower half of a pretty intensely lit tank. Also, the flow is more indirect than with my Acro's. Ditto on RWillieK's comment about their ability to do well in lower light (compared to other SPS). I wish I could trade my luck with Monti's for your luck with Bali Green. Oh well, that's the game I guess. Good luck!


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