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    Welcome to the LPS Coral Forum!

    This forum is dedicated to the discussion of LPS coral.

    LPS is an abbreviation for Large-Polyped Scleractinian/Large-Polyped Stony. This informal term refers to stony corals that generally have polyps ranging from around a centimeter in diameter up to the largest sizes.

    Coral categorized as LPS are hermatypic, meaning they are reef-building. They are also zooxanthellate coral, meaning they contain mutualistic zooxanthellae. Zooxanthellae are unicellular dinoflagellate marine algae that are endosymbionts with many corals providing carbohydrates for the host coral via photosynthesis.

    Most LPS coral require low-moderate lighting, and gentle flow. Like most soft corals, they are easier coral to keep. They are generally less demanding than SPS coral but are equally rewarding.

    Enjoy the forum!
    Last edited by aquaman7; 11-04-2011 at 09:16 AM.
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