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Old 04-14-2013, 11:30 PM   #1
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Hardy low-light coral?

I have 2 questions-

1. What corals can i get that are hardy and not very demanding? Note that they'll be with a lionfish and blue dot puffer. Live aquaria says they're reef compatible "with caution".

2. What lights over a 30 gallon would you recommend for these coral?

I don't have the tank yet. And i still won't have it till mid-May.
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Kenya trees, leathers, pulsing Xenia. All real hardy and easy to care for. Zoas and Duncans as well, maybe a bit tougher to keep, but still pretty hardy. Don't know too much about those fish and if they'd eat those though.

As far as lights, t5s, halides, or leds. Your pick.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:57 AM   #3
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If your going low light a two bulb t5ho. If you go 4 bulb you will have more options. Reef breeders or taotronics LEDs about $180 you could keep anything with proper maint. And water changes.
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Mushrooms are easy and I've read that they taste bad, so fish tend to leave them alone.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:09 PM   #5
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I have 2 questions-

1. What corals can i get that are hardy and not very demanding? Note that they'll be with a lionfish and blue dot puffer. Live aquaria says they're reef compatible "with caution".

2. What lights over a 30 gallon would you recommend for these coral?

I don't have the tank yet. And i still won't have it till mid-May.
You are aware that those fish you mentioned are way over the minimum tank size..
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:54 PM   #6
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You are aware that those fish you mentioned are way over the minimum tank size..
Antennata lionfish/ dwarf fuzzy (depends what my LFS store has) would be fine a 30. Also, I thought a blue spotted Toby puffer only needed a 30 also?
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Antennata lionfish/ dwarf fuzzy (depends what my LFS store has) would be fine a 30. Also, I thought a blue spotted Toby puffer only needed a 30 also?
You really should be more in the 50+ range
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You really should be more in the 50+ range
For the lionfish or the puffer...?
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For the lionfish or the puffer...?
Both of them
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I'm not saying you shouldn't, but I would definitely plan on upgrading tank size soon, also I was looking into getting a Toby puffer but won't take the risk with my corals.. Reading online all I saw was stories of them nipping.. Mostly at lps and sps, not sure about soft
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