Care Facts

LPS (Large Polyp Stony Corals)

 

Mid Lighting     Mid Flow

Considered, typically, an intermediate yet hardy coral category. Preferring mid light and mid flow as a general rule of thumb. What does this mean for you?

Best Parameters: Alkalinity 9-10DKH, Calcium 430-450, Magnesium 1250-1400, PH 8.1-8.4, Salinity 1.024-1.026, Temp 78-80, Par 75-150.

Best Tank Placement: Placing your new corals on the sand bed or low mounted frag rack etc is always recommended for the first 2-3 days to acclimate your corals to their new environment. Once this time period has passed, most LPS corals will prefer lower to mid rock work with a few exceptions. Each item in our inventory will have placement recommendations in the product description. And of course, we are always available to answer questions and make recommendations!

 

Soft Corals

Low Light     Mid Lighting     Low-Flow     Mid Flow

Considered the easiest and most hardy coral category. Preferring low-mid light and low-mid flow as a general rule of thumb. What does this mean for you?

Best Parameters: Alkalinity 9-10DKH, Calcium 430-450, Magnesium 1250-1400, PH 8.1-8.4, Salinity 1.024-1.026, Temp 78-80, Par 25-150.

Best Tank Placement:

Low-Mid Tank, low-medium random flow.

Placing your new corals on the sand bed or low mounted frag rack etc is always recommended for the first 2-3 days to acclimate your corals to their new environment.

 

 SPS (Small Polyp Stony Corals)

High Light    High Flow

An expert level and rather sensitive genre of coral (although there are exceptions within the category). Most SPS require intense light and high "randomized" flow as a general rule of thumb. What does this mean for you?

Best Parameters: Alkalinity 9-10DKH, Calcium 430-450, Magnesium 1250-1400, PH 8.1-8.4, Salinity 1.024-1.026, Temp 78-80, Par 150-300.

Best Tank Placement: Placing your new corals on the sand bed or low mounted frag rack etc is always recommended for the first 2-3 days to acclimate your corals to their new environment. Once this time period has passed, the majority of corals in the SPS will prefer upper rock work placement (with a few exceptions). Each item in our inventory will have placement recommendations in the product description. And of course, we are always available to answer questions and make recommendations!