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Old 10-04-2004, 10:06 PM   #1
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starter coral

what are good starter corals?
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Old 10-04-2004, 10:17 PM   #2
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Mushrooms! Personally I like the striped ones, blue in particular. They are really hardy. But beware they grow FAST!
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Old 10-04-2004, 11:20 PM   #3
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I am also thinking about a good starter for my reek once i get all my rock in. I was also thinking mushrooms, you say they grow fast? hehe how fast? like take over your aquarium nuisance fast?

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Old 10-05-2004, 01:06 AM   #4
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Leathers, Polyps, shrooms are all good,
Xenia is hardy and grows quick. nice moving coral.

Once you start corals it becomes addicting. :P
just read up on the requirments for the corals you are interested in to make
sure your set up can meet their demands.
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Old 10-05-2004, 11:34 AM   #5
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Yes, shrooms can become a nuisance to some when they overgrow your tank, but you can always sell them for more corals
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1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

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I do not keep corals, and don't know much about taking care of them, but according to anything I've read, Xenia is fairly easy, like D said.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...&TopCatId=1492

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...&TopCatId=1492

Pumping Xenia grabs anyones eye.. and may not give it back for quite some time, your own included.

I like corals alright, but when I'm at a friends home, or the LFS, the Xenia is really the only one that grabs ahold of my attention.
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What type of light are we talking about??????
Xenia is nice put can become a problem if /when it takes off taking over LR. Try and keep this coral by itself.
Zoos are nice as well as the others mentioned.
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