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Old 07-20-2011, 11:00 AM   #11
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Great. Ill have to pick up a birdsnest then, love them
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:04 AM   #12
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Just don't waste a boatload of cash. I got my SPS frags for 15$ each and a huge acropora for $22. Are you gonna get the green ones? I love the color of mine under the lights, its awesome!
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:43 AM   #13
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Oh I won't. My lfs has acro n monti frags for 10-20$. I think ill go with a red cap monti to see how that works. I've heard the red are less light demanding
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:54 PM   #14
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also I always worry about putting corals on my sand bed or near the bottom because im afraid they wont get enough light. will i be okay doing this?
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:12 AM   #15
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I would light acclimate whatever corals you get, start them near thebottom and move them to where you want them. Most likely the corals you buy are gonna be under higher light than you have so it might not make much of a difference.
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yes I do that now thank you but I was wondering if they would survive down at the bottom if I kept them there
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Youre basic stuff will be fine down there but the higher light corals might wanna be higher up. it also is based on where and how you want your tank to look.

I def wouldnt keep any SPS on the sandbed, not enough light or flow most likely.
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yea i was thinking some zoas and shrooms down there
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Shrooms will love the sand bed and zooas you can place almost anywhere they grow so easily.
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My rule of thumb for coral the brighter the colors the more light needed same with clams
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