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Old 11-21-2006, 03:37 PM   #1
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easy hardy corals

hey guys!

i'm new to keeping corals, but well seasoned at sw tanks and fw tanks and i have a couple of questions...

i recently set up a 29 gallon tank that i plan on making a reef tank. i was wondering what you guys suggest for hardy corals to start with.

i have power compacts (coralife 50/50)
also, there are two power heads in the tank and a cascade 1200 canister filter, protien skimmer is on the way

the tank is only two weeks old (i scored some beautiful live rock off my boyfriend and it's cured and about 4 or 5 years old) and i have live sand!!

thanks guys!!!!!!!!!
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What is the total Wattage of your lights?
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Shrooms, zoos, ricordias, leathers for a few.

So what are your lights 2x65w maybe?

Pick up a copy of Eric Borneman's "Corals, Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History" for some decent info on the wide variety or corals.
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Every coral in my signature is a easy hardy coral. It also a medium light tank.
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We do need to know the wattage and type of your lighting to make some good recommendations. Most Zoas, mushrooms, leathers, polyps and LPS corals will do great under CF or VHO lighting.
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130 total watts ... i appreciate all of your suggestions and i'll definately check out that book!! thanks!
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With 130watt of CF you sould be fine.
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At two weeks in you aren't even cycled yet... I hope you don't have fish in there. Wait until your cycle is done before you add anything.. at least 6 weeks unless you have tons of lR.
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heyy i have added to the tank, a frogspawn, green star polyp, pulsing xenia, flame scallop, and algae blenny and everyone is doing fabulous.

my tank cycled quickly, i used pre-cured liverock from my boyfriends mature tank, so there wasn't much of a cycle but i've been testing my water regularly and everythings perfect.
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Sounds like fun.

But sorry to tell you that flame scallop probably won't last IMO. Neat critter though.
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