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Old 07-24-2004, 05:18 PM   #1
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Good starter coral that sways???????

OK, I'm about ready to try a starter coral - something easy that will do well under 4X65 PC (75 gal). As for the swaying part of the request, that's for my wife. She has been surprisingly cooperative in my new hobby; especially given the ever growing expense. While at the lfs a couple of weeks ago, we looked at some of the display reefs and she asked if I would put something in my tank that "sways" with the water movement.

So as a small way of thanking her for her support, I would like my first coral to be one that sways. Any suggestions are appreciated. TIA
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Well I'll start out with Xenia,Greenstar polyps, or yellow Ployps. They sway, so to say, have a good day. hehe
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Start with the star polyps.. even in a newish tank you couldn't kill them if you tried.
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Start with the star polyps.. even in a newish tank you couldn't kill them if you tried.
Sounds like a winner.
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Old 07-24-2004, 06:50 PM   #5
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anthelia is a nice one too. They have a taller stalk than star polyps. My pulsing xenia does not sway but I have a non-pulsing xenia that does.
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Get a Kenya tree. They look way cool and reproduce like mad!!
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Looks like I'm going to have to compile a list to take with me to the lfs. 8)
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I'm new to corals so correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't it be a bit premature to add most of the corals mentioned above to a new tank?
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I have been looking at each suggested so far and they are mostly listed as easy care with medium light. My water parameters fall in line as well, so I think I should be OK. Bare in mind that this will only be one addition not multiple. I don't want to push my luck.
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