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Old 12-18-2014, 12:22 PM   #1
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Coral Choice Help

So... Just been down to the LFS and had a look at their coral tank.

I'd like to run a few corals by you guys to see what you think.

First, the whole tank:




A few I've picked out:
A leather toadstool

Red mushrooms

Another toadstool

A plate

Feather duster (£17 for one)


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Old 12-18-2014, 02:01 PM   #3
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Not sure what your asking TBH. The leathers look annoyed and will get to big for a 10, plates get big too and can inflate and move so they need a lot of space on the sand bed IMO (another thing not really available in a 10). The red and blue rhodactis looks nice


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What are you asking? I like what looks like some sort of brain coral in there...but that's one of my things through the hobby.
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Coral Choice Help

I was just wondering if the prices were ok, what might work in a nano, anything to look out for... Yknow just general stuff.

I guess I'll be less vague next time...


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I think everything looks solid in the tank except that darker toadstool. Problem is, most of us are on the other side of the pond and the prices differ from different parts of our states, let alone all the way over there. There is a ton that comes into play there.

EDIT: I can't really tell you what would work well in your tank because we don't know anything about it, like the lighting most importantly.

The coolest thing to me is the feather dusters. I haven't seen colors like that before.
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I think everything looks solid in the tank except that darker toadstool. Problem is, most of us are on the other side of the pond and the prices differ from different parts of our states, let alone all the way over there. There is a ton that comes into play there.

EDIT: I can't really tell you what would work well in your tank because we don't know anything about it, like the lighting most importantly.

The coolest thing to me is the feather dusters. I haven't seen colors like that before.

I have a 120w Full Spectrum LED Tile for light and a Koralia 425 for flow.

I think £1 = $1.50 these days.

Quite a few of the corals in there look browned out (no clue what the technical name for this is).

Especially some of the Zoa's and GSP's.

Those Dusters have been there for a couple years now... Never seen anyone buy them.

I've read that they're short-lived but I've no clue.


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If they were in there for a couple of years, then they aren't short lived. Dusters are cool, I had some for awhile. I LOVED My coco worm before my work schedule screwed with my tank time and it died.
Besides that one leather, the rest of the tank looks fine. I'd get what they have labeled as a pineapple coral in a minute for my tank. Love brain corals.
The one mushroom you showed was really nice too.
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If they were in there for a couple of years, then they aren't short lived. Dusters are cool, I had some for awhile. I LOVED My coco worm before my work schedule screwed with my tank time and it died.
Besides that one leather, the rest of the tank looks fine. I'd get what they have labeled as a pineapple coral in a minute for my tank. Love brain corals.
The one mushroom you showed was really nice too.

I think that 'Pineapple' says £23 ($32) there... Seems cheap for something that large.

That Yellow Leather looks good to me as well as the Mushrooms.

I asked the guy there if the numerous scattered heads of various corals were for sale.

He pointed out a single Mushroom head and labelled it £10.
Seems expensive when considering the bigger one.


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It depends, that isn't a type I can get around me. And if they grow fast you can sell em to people around you or trade them to the store for credit towards other stuff. All in how you look at it.
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