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Old 09-03-2011, 06:21 PM   #11
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Corals can be in the air for a while. That's how the survive in low tide.
Great! Approximately, how long do you think a coral can be out of water before it starts to die? Thanks for you help!
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Great! Approximately, how long do you think a coral can be out of water before it starts to die? Thanks for you help!
Depends on the coral. I think a while, since people frag them in the air. 15 minutes would be fine, I think. I would get someone else advice on it too.
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Love the lemon peel,,hammers and frogs are hard corals,,they have a skeletal base which needs good calcium levels to build on...
Keep in mind it is an Angel,,my angel nipped every coral i tried to death(including frogs and hammers and toadstool),,all except my rics and mushrooms are gone
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For my lighting, I have 2 x 55 wat T5's Compact Fluorescent bulbs. What corals do you recommend?
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Rics and shrooms lots and lots of them
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For my lighting, I have 2 x 55 wat T5's Compact Fluorescent bulbs. What corals do you recommend?
GSPs, Zoas, and mushrooms can practically live under a flashlight. I'm not good at guessing with lighting fixtures that aren't metal halides
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Love the lemon peel,,hammers and frogs are hard corals,,they have a skeletal base which needs good calcium levels to build on...
Keep in mind it is an Angel,,my angel nipped every coral i tried to death(including frogs and hammers and toadstool),,all except my rics and mushrooms are gone
Thanks, do you know if toadstools are hard corals too? The reason why I ask is because I was told my lighting can only support Soft Corals. So I can keep SPS not LPS, right? I don't think There are any other categories . Are there? As for my angel goes, At first he nipped at my coral, but I haven't seen him do it since. My fingers are crossed that he doesn't start again. Thanks for you concern.
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Thanks, do you know if toadstools are hard corals too? The reason why I ask is because I was told my lighting can only support Soft Corals. So I can keep SPS not LPS, right? I don't think There are any other categories . Are there? As for my angel goes, At first he nipped at my coral, but I haven't seen him do it since. My fingers are crossed that he doesn't start again. Thanks for you concern.
SPS isn't soft. Neither are toadstools. Xenia is a good example of a soft coral. Zoas, GSP, shrooms, and Xenia are the most popular soft corals

There are 3 levels of easiness. Soft Corals/Polyps, then LPS, then SPS. U can't have either SPS or LPS. Look the up the ones you want in liveaquaria.com under the "Soft Coral" or "Polyps" sections.
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SPS isn't soft. Neither are toadstools. Xenia is a good example of a soft coral. Zoas, GSP, shrooms, and Xenia are the most popular soft corals

There are 3 levels of easiness. Soft Corals/Polyps, then LPS, then SPS. U can't have either SPS or LPS. Look the up the ones you want in liveaquaria.com under the "Soft Coral" or "Polyps" sections.
OK, Thanks for your help!
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