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Old 04-11-2014, 04:45 PM   #1
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I am piecing together to make a reef tank out of a spare 30 gal what are some of the best starter corals

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any softies like mushroom and leather and zoas. a green star polyp and kenya tree is what i started with. you can also do some hard LPS like candy cane and hammer coral if you want to get your hands dirty a bit.
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Mushrooms, zoanthids, really any soft corals make great beginner corals. What type of lighting will you be running, that will really determine the corals you can keep
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Any of those need a power head still undecided if I want to start with one or go with low currents then add once tank hopefully takes off

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How big is your tank?
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They all need a powerhead. Corals breath by receiving oxygen from the oceans currents. Low flow leads to tons of issues in sw. You want 20-30 x total tank water per hour
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30 gal and thanks wasn't sure if I'd need one for the low currants

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For this 30 gallon project once it's all cycled and ready for fish I was thinking 2 clowns a green goby a few cromis. Starfish snails shrimp would I have room for any more fish then 6

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IMO 6 fish is stocked.
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Corals

I would switch the Chromis out for a single fish, IME they have a low survival rate in smaller aquariums. I would say 4 fish is stocked in your size tank.
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