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Old 10-18-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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Easiest coral

I'm going to start corals in my tank soon what are the easiest ones to start with and fastest growing???

My tank is established
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:42 PM   #2
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I'm thinking of starting to put corals into my established tank. I'd love suggestions on the easiest and fastest growing to start with.
Zoas are easy to keep! Gsp (green star polyps), mushrooms! Those are beginner coral!
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:53 PM   #3
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Xenia are definitely easy to grow IMO.
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:23 PM   #4
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Pulsing xenia, Kenya tree, leathers, zoanthid, and mushrooms are the easiest. The zoanthids and mushroom are the most common beginner corals.
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I've heard Duncans are good starter corals, too.
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I've heard Duncans are good starter corals, too.
+1 on Duncan's
Mine was my 3rd coral and it has thrived, loves being fed and not to much light.
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Depends on your lighting. I'm in full agreement about Duncans as a medium light coral.
I also like blue sympodium as low light polyps. Act as a great indicator of an alkalinity issue if it ever were to arise.
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What's the best way to acclimate coral to the lighting? I will have a Tao panel over my 20 tall (about a foot over the water). I don't want to bleach them out, but I want to make sure they're getting enough.
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Sandbed them and dim the light of possible. Some use mesh screens and remove a layer a week.
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