The Perfect Beginner SPS Coral: Seriatopora (Bird’s nest)

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  1. Avatar Paul says:

    I have a green birds nest and it has started to drop small portions or limbs on to the sand bed. It almost looks like it is a slow stretching of the limb before it drops. Any ideas?

  2. Avatar Adam says:


    I have a 300L reef tank and would like to try this coral. I have ~50x tank turnover including a Wp25 for a more random water flow. The tank is 100(L)x50(W)x70(D)cm and has 4 x 39W T5s.

    From your description I’d place the coral near the WP25 and towards the surface to get more light.

    I assume that the flow will be ok? But I’m more concerned about the light requirement. Is what I have insufficient/ok/fine?



    1. Avatar Chris Aldrich says:

      Hi Adam – sounds like you’ve got your bases covered. Depending on what variety you end up getting, you’ll be able to adjust positioning until you find a spot where it’s happy with lighting. In terms of flow, you won’t have to worry about having too much. Happy reefin’!

  3. Avatar Matt Bowers (Muttley000) says:

    Nice write up of a coral I have yet to try, but would like to try. Especially interesting is what you have witnessed with the different lighting required by the different colors!

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