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Old 06-11-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
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How many corals?

So I have a 55gal aquarium and I recently added my first coral. It's a little dragon eye frag. I would also like to add either blue or green mushroom. Ideally both mushrooms. Is this too many? How does one know what is too many corals? Here's some picks of my new frag:
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:57 PM   #2
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You've got plenty more room! Amount of corals is dictated by what kinds, some need some space or they will sting their neighbors. Most mushrooms can co-exist right next to other mushrooms. They are an anemone though, and they can sting other types of corals, like Zoanthids ( like your green ones ).
When you have corals encroaching each other, inhibiting each others growth, then you have too many corals. Till then, if allowing for some growth or a safety zone around more potent ones, you can put corals wherever you have space.
Good luck with your further researching and stocking!
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You've got tons more space in your tank. Have fun and pick out some shrooms.
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Great! *heads to live aquaria* lol
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:11 AM   #5
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I have a 55 and about 20 corals and im no where near done, you have a lot of room for more. As long sd you maintain your water properly and do frequent changes they should do fine...
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:25 AM   #6
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Ya I've got roughly 30 different kinds of coral in my 46g and still looking for more lol
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I've got 25 in my 29g cube. Starting to look like the Reef on finding nemo, haha
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Do you guys do weekly changes or bi-weekly changes? I usually do bi-weekly but with coral I'm thinking weekly is better.
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I do weekly changes.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:21 PM   #10
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Do you guys do weekly changes or bi-weekly changes? I usually do bi-weekly but with coral I'm thinking weekly is better.
It just depends on the tank... I run a decent size sump/refuge for my tank and just a couple weeks ago my GF and I had some issues causing me to have to leave my tank unattended for 2 weeks with just top offs and was suppose to do my wc the day before it all happened which put me at 4 weeks without a wc and my levels (other then calcium and alk being low) were perfectly fine and everything was healthy other then some algae covered glass but everything is fine now after a week of cleaning lol
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