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Old 04-03-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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Good Beginer Corals

Once my tank gets fully establish I plan on getting some corals. Ive never had any corals and was wondering what some good beginner ones might be? Also what kind of lighting would I need for them. I have a 50 gallon tank.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:58 PM   #2
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I started with yellow polyps, my LFS said they are pretty easy, and they are really nice now fully extended and growing.
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Zoas are pretty easy corals to keep and they were recommended to me as a starter. So far I have had good luck with them (not saying much, as they have only been in a few days).

For a 50 gal tank, you are going to have to have some pretty good lighting to support corals. What is your budget like? That will help folks make some good suggestions that might fit your budget.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:14 PM   #4
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Xenia and Mushrooms are nice and easy. they don't require a ton o light either.
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Xenia and Mushrooms are nice and easy. they don't require a ton o light either.
+1 check out the pulsing xenias...very tranquil to watch and easy to care for
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+1 to xenia and 'shrooms
button polyps would also be a good choice.

And all of those corals spread and reproduce easily once they've settled in.
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The first ones that I had in my 29 were:
pulsing xenia
frogspawn
torch
polyps
plate
candy cane

All are still alive and doing well. All are pretty easy in my opinion.
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You could get any kind of mushroom coral. I just got some for my first coral and they are great. I'm looking into a frogspawn.
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No one ever says duncans but me. You could drop a duncan on the floor a couple times and it would still open back up once back into the tank.
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Duncan's are great. My friend just got 2 small ones for his 130G.
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