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Old 04-23-2011, 05:23 PM   #1
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Best Coral for 20 (uk) gallon tall tank

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What do you guys think is the best coral to get for the above tank?
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:29 PM   #2
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The size of the tank has almost nothing to do with keeping coral.
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:30 PM   #3
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Depends on light a lot.
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I have two double lights 36w T5 (attached) a pump connected in the filtration and separate Hydor Koralia NANO 1600 Circulation Pump
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those are power compacts, not T5s. softies or some LPS would be the most i would put in that tank.
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Thanks guys, the bulbs have T5 on them, does this mean something else?

The tank is about 6 weeks old, is it worth waiting another month or two before adding any soft corals / polyps?

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They could be single-ended T5. You could try softies or LPS anywhere in the tank but if you want to try SPS you should try to keep them high-up, so they are closest to the lights, first.

If the tank is fully cycled then you could add some LPS or softies. If you are really confident of water quality you could try some of the easier to keep SPS (encrusting montis, monti capricornis) to see how well it does.
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Thanks for the advice, I'll go slow and play it safe!
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dont attempt sps right yet, not only is your light prob not good for them, but they are also a lot harder to keep. go slow
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Definitely PC lights, no SPS for you. Try zoas, mushrooms, ricordeas, and palythoa/button polyps
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