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Old 03-07-2012, 02:38 PM   #1
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Coral info

My tanks been up n running for about 10 months. So far I only have fowlr. I want to start looking into getting some corals. I want to read up on everything before I buy. So basically what is some important, need to know basic info about having corals? Also what r some good starter corals?
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:41 PM   #2
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You are going to need good lighting, filtration, and nice tank mates. What's in your tank and what equipment do you have?
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:45 PM   #3
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I have a 45g. Filtration is hob reef octopus BH 2000, TLF phosban reactor, a basic bio filter with a chem pure bag. Fishes r one coral beauty angel, two ocellaris clownfish n 3 cardinal fish.
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:47 PM   #4
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That angel might give you some issues with eating corals. :-( They are not considered 100% reef safe....
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Not safe for all corals?
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It depends on the fish IMO, I have a dwarf flame angel and he is fine with me open Brain coral and Kenya tree I've never seen him pick at anything.
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My flame has always been safe with my corals, same with my coral beauty. Most of the other dwarf angles are not reef safe.
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I have a potters angel and he hasn't nipped at anything either.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:10 PM   #9
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So in your case just get a cheap coral frag and see if he nips at it and observe.
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I've heard they can suddenly turn and start nipping your corals after years of being "reef safe". I love my corals and wouldn't risk putting one in myself. I've also heard the coral beauties like brain coral. Perhaps try a mushroom coral?
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