Difference between lps and sps corals
Growing corals is a more noble way to raise pets. Many Coral enthusiasts say that it is not suitable for beginners to raise sea corals from the beginning. In fact, raising seawater is not unsuitable for novices. The key is patience. Many novices feel bored after playing for two months.
If you want to raise corals, you must learn about coral habits, raise sea water, and wait for the changes in the tank. The main thing is to be patient when Cultivate the water of reef. If there is a problem in the tank, you must be patient when you adjust it. Bad things happen almost overnight. Good things happen very slowly.
So what are SPS and LPS? How to distinguish between LPS and SPS?
LPS (Large Polyp Stony Corals) is a large coral stony coral. LPS is a mollusk coral with a stony skeleton, a bone at the bottom and a large mouth that can be seen. It needs stable water quality and a high nutrient environment. As shown below:
SPS (Small Polyp Stony Corals) are bony corals with bones but very small heads and densely packed dots. They usually live in shallow waters in the wild. They have stricter requirements for light, water flow and stable water quality than LPS corals, so they are usually not suitable. Novice breeding. As shown below:
Now you have to choose between LPS and SPS. Usually SPS requires better equipment and more sophisticated maintenance.
Novices recommend LPS. This type of coral has relatively low requirements for water quality, light, water flow, and ion consumption. And most of the body swaying is very beautiful, if you want to spend less energy to get good-looking corals, then raising LPS is your best choice.
If you think you really want to raise SPS, you can also try to raise SPS. Raising SPS represents the highest level of technology in the aquarium field. It has high requirements for light, water flow, and water quality, and it is very easy to die or burn.
But keeping SPS is a great sense of accomplishment. Watching a small snag grow into a huge coral bush under careful care, or watching a dull coral in your hand change its color day by day. It's amazing and very satisfying.
What should I prepare next?
1 saltwater tank,
2 base cabinets,
3 Filtration system, the most common system is the Berlin system, a processing system with a protein skimmer as the core of the live rock (this concept will be explained in detail later).
4 bottom tank
5 saltwater pump
6 Adsorption filter material
7 LED coral lights
8 Manufacture flow pump
Alright, now you have almost the equipment ready, how to choose the specific equipment, follow us, we will talk about it in the next article