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Old 08-29-2012, 04:03 AM   #11
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Well.. I am only speaking from my reasearch, I haven't tried any SPS or gorgonias yet. All I can say is I know mushrooms, zoas and soft coralike my kenya tree are very easy. I have since stepped up my game to LPS lol. I have had great luck with my frogspawn, it has gone from 4 heads to 7. I came close to loosing my blastomusa because of too much flow I think, it was moved and has more than recovered. My only casualty was an open brain, which I think the tissue on that also receeded due to too much flow...
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:20 AM   #12
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Regardless, any sps in a new system is risky. All levels are still evening out and the system isnt stable yet. Thats just IMO tho
If you can manage all parameters their all pretty easy imo lps and sps key is stability
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:38 AM   #13
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Have a look on here very helpful website for your question
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:50 AM   #14
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Also if your tank isnt very well est id stick with softies to start off with they are normally quite forgiving and if anything goes wrong providing all is put right they recover really fast too just stay away from nems and goniporia
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:06 PM   #15
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Also if your tank isnt very well est id stick with softies to start off with they are normally quite forgiving and if anything goes wrong providing all is put right they recover really fast too just stay away from nems and goniporia
Imo sps are easier dont have to feed them thus keeping nutrients down i only feed my fish the sps are photosynthetic so you do need good light tho
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:18 PM   #16
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The best beginner coral IMO is actually one of my favorites as well. Duncans. They aren't very light demanding, grow fast, and there is lots of movement off of them as well. There are a couple different colored varieties and either bushy or branching type, though I haven't seen very many branching personally. But def one of my favorite LPS. I kept several under a 4 bulb T5HO w/o any problem.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:07 PM   #17
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Id start with a lps particularly the frogspawn they are very hardy when it comes to tank parameters and lighting. Plus they look great!
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:33 PM   #18
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Trumpet corals and toadstool leathers are great corals for a new reef. Good thing is you can propagate and sell or trade them for other corals pretty easily. With the toadstools you can often let zoas or mushrooms grow around the base for a truly beautiful look.
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Trumpet corals and toadstool leathers are great corals for a new reef. Good thing is you can propagate and sell or trade them for other corals pretty easily. With the toadstools you can often let zoas or mushrooms grow around the base for a truly beautiful look.
Definitely have to agree on the trumpet. My nano is a newer system (few months old now), and I picked up some pink candy & metallic green trumpet lps, and the color on that trumpet just POPS in either daylight or moonlight, and both corals are doing great for being in a young tank.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:39 PM   #20
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I got some mushrooms! They popped on a new piece of rock along with some zoa polyps. Do I need to worry about feeding them?
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