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Old 06-26-2012, 12:13 PM   #21
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Good call Hardridge! Didn't think of that one.
Sun coral though will require target feeding at least every other day with Mysis, or something similar. They are non-photosynthetic and get their nourishment from direct feeding.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:44 PM   #22
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Yes, my coraline algae is spreading pretty fast. Downfall to this is my sand is somewhat turning purple from all the little rocks. I would live to get some mushrooms and zooanthids
Um, are you sure you aren't having a cyano outbreak? In terms of low light corals, check out almost any soft coral.
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I would post a pic of this so called coralline algae. It could easily be cyano. Coralline doesn't spread very fast at all.
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Carnation corals like low light. But they also need high currents. I've heard they are hard to keep. I've had mine for about a week and he has adjusted well.
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:31 PM   #25
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I would post a pic of this so called coralline algae. It could easily be cyano. Coralline doesn't spread very fast at all.
I know what coralline and cyano look like. I have coralline, and my sand bed is white, no red or nasty looking color. I haven't yet purchased any coral bc I don't want risking any. Does anyone know if I would be able to keep green star polyps?



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I had lots of coralline on my sand. Made it look like it was messy. Star polyps should work.
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Thanks! So I'm guessing some mushrooms. Green star polyps, and zooanthids.
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Thanks! So I'm guessing some mushrooms. Green star polyps, and zooanthids.
Hi jake,

I would agree with the above list. Just speaking from experience, for several months i ran a cruddy 2 bulb power compact over my 29 gallon tank, which is roughly 19" tall. IN my honest opinion, certain LPS might (emphasis on the might) work out. I kept a frogspawn under those lights and it was and is still doing well. I also kept a Toadstool. Just place the disputed corals closer to the lights, and make sure you have good bulbs!

Goodluck man!!
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Hi jake,

I would agree with the above list. Just speaking from experience, for several months i ran a cruddy 2 bulb power compact over my 29 gallon tank, which is roughly 19" tall. IN my honest opinion, certain LPS might (emphasis on the might) work out. I kept a frogspawn under those lights and it was and is still doing well. I also kept a Toadstool. Just place the disputed corals closer to the lights, and make sure you have good bulbs!

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Thanks for the advice!! Really appreciate it. I've always wanted to get some corals for my tank but wouldn't want to risky them dying and wasting money.
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No problem! Thats why you go for some small frags. In the beginning, just get a shroom or two, a small zoa frag, and maybe a head of frogspawn. So, you wont waste much money, and if they thrive, save up for some bigger corals! Could we get a FTS perhaps..?
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