I'm going to be starting my reef building soon. My current tank has sufficient lighting and stocking for corals.
What additional things do I need to test for (other than salinity, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and ph)? I have a dKH
test kit but I am sure I will need the others.
I plan on getting some zoanthids and mushrooms to start off with.. I hear they are good beginner corals. I also read zoa's are poisonous. Do they make the water poisonous to put your hands in or just if you touch them? I should get some latex gloves, but is there any other hardware I will need? What about pruning? Scissors or.. ?
What are some other good beginner corals?
Do corals need to be fed or are they photosynthetic? If so, what do I feed them? Do they need to be target fed?
How can a coral be listed as "semi-agressive"? lol seems like a dumb thing to me at this point.
Why would I want to buy a frag? It seems so tiny when I could just get a larger one. Seems like a frag would take a really long time to grow out.
Lots of questions! Any good articles I can read as well?