Stunning 660 Gallon Mixed Softie, LPS & SPS Tank

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So how come the corals are not all killing each other being that close?  I keep reading about leaving X many inches around them to stop chemical warfare, to stop them touching, to leave space for sweeper tentacles, etc.  Yet this tank seems to have all sorts right next to each other?
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Its very possible its been set up just for the video ? Softies and SPS dont normaly do that well together  and im wondering how long many of those little fish would last with that chuffing great moray in there?


Your so totaly right in what you say, coral aggression is a very real thing  , this is why im not inclined to  belive everything i see there...

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Yeah that is lovely. The kind of tank I'm aiming for, really packed with a lot of corals that add movement, etc.

I think that there's no conflict because there's not really many competing corals in close proximity. It looks like next to aggressive LPS, he's got zoas, palys, mushrooms, etc, things the LPS won't attack. I might be wrong but from looking at the vid, I can't really see any LPS in close proximity to any other similar LPS or SPS.

I don't think it's set up for the video, there's plenty of tanks as packed if not more packed than this out there.

In packed tanks, sometimes you do get turf wars, but that's just what keeps corals at bay. There's a small element of that going on in my tank, where that big leather which grew from a white dot where I ripped off the original colony is being stung by the encroaching green star polyps and that's changed the leather's shape.
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Hmm, will have to remember that I can put zoas, palys, and mushrooms next to LPS/SPS.  I didn't know that.  I've suddenly got a lot more space to play with  :grin: :cool: :tongue:
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Yeah, they're good because they don't need as much light, so as the coral grows and blocks out light, they're still usually getting enough. Zoas that aren't getting enough just slowly loose colour, shrink, and eventually just shrink out of existence! But at any point if you return them to light, they'll slowly recover. I've had zoas that have floated out into the open after budding off months previously and they're almost transparent. A couple months later, they're full of colour again, totally restored. Pretty remarkable.
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EDIT: My daft repost of it. See top post.  :grin:
Last Edit: Jan 2, 2015 7:34:55 pm by i-CONICA
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Very nice
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Its that bloody Moray again !!!!!




that aside...OOOOoooooooooooo.........................most impressive

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I really like ribbon eels too
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Lovely tank!

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@i-CONICA  Erm, didn't I already post this in the thread below?  :rolleyes:
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@i-CONICA  Erm, didn't I already post this in the thread below?  :rolleyes:


So.......that eel does not have either an equity card or a bicycle  ?   :undecided:

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Yeah you did.  :embarrassed:

I skipped into it a little bit when I watched your post of it, and so then when I found the vid and watched it from the beginning, It didn't trigger in my memory!  :(

Topics merged anyway. It got more air time and urm... great minds think alike?  :grin: even if one's got a dodgy  memory... :huh:
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