Can You Have Too Much Coral in a Reef Tank?

By ReefBum 8 months agoNo Comments

Is it possible to have too much coral in a reef tank? You bet. Certain SPS colonies in my 187 gallon tank have become way too happy, overtaking a lot of real estate in the aquarium. It sure looks pretty having very mature colonies but it can lead to trouble down the road.

The main issue with accelerated growth is that it can restrict flow within the tank. Having strong circulation in a SPS dominant tank is a key ingredient to success since it can help deliver food and nutrients to corals. Strong circulation will also help to suspend detritus and keep it in the water column, allowing it to be removed via mechanical filtration. Failure to do this can lead to…

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