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Old 06-09-2013, 06:38 PM   #1
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What corals for new tank

Hey all! I have a tank about a month and a half old and have water numbers of 0 across the board !!!! I have all live sand in there and also 40 lbs of live rock.... A clownfish, 2 turbo snails, 10 hermit crabs, 1 nassarius snail, and also a green maderin!!!! I was able to add the green maderin because I bought copeods to put into my tank and they reproduce !!!! he's been thriving!!!!!!! What corals at this point am I able to put into my tank?!?!? please help!!!!!!!!

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Old 06-09-2013, 06:43 PM   #2
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Unless you keep adding pods, the Mandarin won't thrive, trust me. I've got to add pods every week and he is still too skinny. I have to give him away.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:04 PM   #3
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Unless you keep adding pods, the Mandarin won't thrive, trust me. I've got to add pods every week and he is still too skinny. I have to give him away.
alright but my question was about corals
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:13 PM   #4
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What kind of lighting do you have? That will determine what kind of corals you can keep. Because your tank is just new, I don't recommend much to be honest. It is best to wait at least 6months for your tank to become more stable. Corals are sensitive too and some can't tolerate swings in temp/sal and high nitrates. When I started my tank I tested weekly (before my water change) and recorded the results, when it got to the point where my results were the same every week I started adding corals. You are also going to to see some awesome annoying algae really soon and corals won't like that... But, like I said it all depends on the lights you have!
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:16 PM   #5
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Zoas and mushrooms are pretty easy to keep if you want to try those first. And +1 on getting rid of that mandarin. He will slowly starve to death.
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Lights look like the marine land LEDS, single bright or double?

Not a very powerful light, try polyps, mushrooms, zoas, leathers would probably be okay.
Not sure about lps.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:26 PM   #7
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I've had the best luck with Leather Corals such as Cabbage or Elephant Ear, or Kenya Tree coral, or Pulsating Xenia in a newer setup.

Here's some pics of my one and half year old setup notice the prolific growth over a year and a half...







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Old 06-09-2013, 09:15 PM   #8
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ok I will find someone to take the manderin but on behalf of the lights I have the marine land double bright LED
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