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Old 08-28-2012, 03:45 PM   #1
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Beginner corals?

I have recently upgraded the lights and my skimmer on my 46. I am looking for some good beginner corals to get me started. I have some polyps that started growing out of a piece of rock but they are not very colorful.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:28 PM   #2
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I have recently upgraded the lights and my skimmer on my 46. I am looking for some good beginner corals to get me started. I have some polyps that started growing out of a piece of rock but they are not very colorful.
Mushrooms and Zoas are very easy beginner Corals , Kenya tree's are nice and not too hard , green star ploys are good but grow fast.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:44 PM   #3
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Most softies are pretty easy and good beginner corals, shrooms, zoas, palys. I think there are some hardy Lps pieces as well.
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Personally I don't like this question because your only a beginner once. Beginner coral are usually considered hardy which seems to equal fast growth. If your tank is setup for the long haul get what you like. Then you won't be regretting any purchases. If you can keep lps then you can keep most lps. If you like zoa get zoa. Mushrooms are cool and rics are too. But can spread fast so leave room. You've planned up to this point so just keep that same mind set with coral purchases.
What lights do you have?
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Acroporas are hardy I think. I also think gorgonians are hardy corals.
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Acroporas are hardy I think. I also think gorgonians are hardy corals.
I may be wrong but I think most gorgonias are actually considered difficult..
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Gorgonians
This should help.
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Acroporas are hardy I think. I also think gorgonians are hardy corals.
Eh i'd say the opposite...

I'd go with corals like xenia, mushrooms, zoas, GSP, most polyps, and maybe a duncan or frogspawn
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Corals are like fish. Some dealers will keep them in great conditions but most will keep them in average conditions that may cause problems in the long run. I researched acroporas and I think they are if anything the more difficult of the two.
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Corals are like fish. Some dealers will keep them in great conditions but most will keep them in average conditions that may cause problems in the long run. I researched acroporas and I think they are if anything the more difficult of the two.
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
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