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Old 04-04-2007, 02:45 AM   #1
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How many corals can you add at once?

I am just curious, I know with fish you should only add a few at a time so as to not upset the balance of your tank. Does the same apply to corals?

If so do you think this is too much to add at once?

- Small Elegance Coral
- Nano mushroom pack (from liveaquaria)
- Nano polyp pack (from liveaquaria)

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Old 04-04-2007, 02:48 AM   #2
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Corals do not add to your bio-load...however you do need good water conditions to add corals to your tank. Also when you acclimate the corals to your tank it is also a good idea to acclimate them to you lighting not just the water!

I've added as many as 7 coral frags at once..
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:52 AM   #3
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My water conditions are good, just checked them.

Mind if I ask how I should go about acclimating the corals to my light?
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There are a few ways of doing it. Using a screen to reduce/filter the light into the tank and reducing the hours the lights are on, slowly working back up to your regular schedule. When I get a coral that comes from lighting very different then what I have I try and put the coral in at lights out time to allow it to get used to the new water, and then I reduce the lighting schedule by 2 hours for week, that is why I try to get several frags at once....
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What kind of lighting do you have? (it's not listed in your "My Info"
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Also, good luck with the elegance. Haven't heard of many success stories in recent times.
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I would not purchase an elegant coral online. This is a difficult coral to keep and does not do well during shipping. If you have your heart set on one, source it locally so you can see it prior to purchase.
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Agree about the Elegance. Tricky coral if you don't get it 10o% healthy from the start.

Also, I agree about photo-acclimation as well, I almost killed some zoos by not acclimating properly to the light.
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I agree about acclimating to the light if you have MH`s. With regular PC`s or VHO`s I dont really think you have to. As Micah asked What type lighting do you have? Take some time to fill in your tank info.
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Do you need to light acclimate down as well? The tank I usually get my frags from has 2-MH's as well as VHO actinic, but I have much less lighting on my tank...
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