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Old 03-11-2006, 09:33 AM   #1
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Can someone suggest a couple of corals that are hardy? Mine is a reef ready 72g. Water flow is taken care of two maxijet 1200 and one seio rated at 620gph. Light is PC with 2X65 10000K and 2X65 acitinic. Right now I have a mushroom coral with some fishes. I would like to get some colorful corals that are easy to care for.

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You have lots of options. Super-colored zoos and yellow polyps come to mind. There are also some nice LPS corals that are easy to care for...torch coral, hammer coral, trumpet coral...
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wow! I am looking at them at liveaquaria. I see that there are lots of options...
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Post your readings from your water tests, Nitrates need to be very low to have corals.
Kenya tree corals are super hardy, like the others have said you have a large choice with that light.
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there is actualy a "beginers pack" of coral at liveaquaria.com, maybe that will help you decide.
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Nitrate <10 or 0; Ammonia 0, nitrite 0, ph 8.0, SG 1.023, temp 78.

It is more than five weeks since the tank was setup and the water parameters have remained steady since last three weeks.

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Your water parameters look good. I would hold off on any corals for another couple months. You need to insure consistanly good water parameters. See how the tank settles in after a few weeks of fish and feeding.
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I think I will just do that. In the mean time, let me keep researching. thanks.
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I like bubble coral just look at melosu58 picture.
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