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Old 01-03-2012, 06:06 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

I was just wondering what the best (easiest) coral is for a beginner. I got my lights today and am about to start changing to RO water. I have read zoas and mushrooms but I don't know what to get. What do you guys think?

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Old 01-03-2012, 06:12 PM   #2
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What do you mean "about to start changing to RO water"?

Have you been using tap?

There's a lot of corals that are fairly easy providing you water quality and lights are up to par. Zoas, daisy polyps etc....
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I have been using tap water but am getting an RO unit for my birthday which is next month. On another thread someone said some hardy corals would be ok in the water but prefer RO. Is this true so I could get them now or not?
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Mushrooms, Bubble corals or brain corals are good starting corals.
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Hopefully some of the mods/vets will provide some insight because I'm curious as well...

IMHO...if you're getting an RO system, why not just wait a couple weeks and do some 20%-25% PWC with the RO water before throwing a coral in? That way, majority of your water should be of much better quality than you currently have in there.

1 last question....Are you getting the DI canister with the RO system? It's not expensive and it ensures you get all impurities stripped out for truly pure water. Just FYI...
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I personally think colt coral is VERY hardy.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:49 PM   #7
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Great thread for a newbie like me. I don't comment alot on other threads as I am still learning much. This thread I will follow.
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You borderline can't kill the "weed corals"...green star polyps, kenya tree...I'm a big fan of mushroom leathers and duncans. I have some Rics, a candy cane, colt, and a moon brain too.
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Yes Tmyboy it is DI aswell
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:33 AM   #10
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You borderline can't kill the "weed corals"...green star polyps, kenya tree...I'm a big fan of mushroom leathers and duncans. I have some Rics, a candy cane, colt, and a moon brain too.
+1 to Sniperhank

I just switched to rodi last week.
I been using tap water for a year before And had no problems keeping;
Green star polyps, zoa, colt coral and mushrooms.

But rodi water will help with algae issues.
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