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Old 11-25-2006, 03:11 PM   #1
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Whats the best starter corals?

Hey all i just wanted to know what is the best starter out corals for a noob to reefs and what type of light in wpg should I have with them?

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Old 11-25-2006, 03:57 PM   #2
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Can't go wrong with zoas and mushrooms. They don't require much light either.
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Mushrooms and soft coral and leathers are good starter corals. If you look in my gallery and see my tank you`ll see a whole tank of good starter corals. I dont mess with the hard ones that need high lighting. I only have a 3 WPG tank.
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im now running 4+ watts PG, is that good for anything that does not need MH? what corals need MH?
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Thanks scott I really like zoas I always thought they looked great in tanks. Do you have any zoas or mushrooms?

WOW melosu those are some great corals I applaude you! Are all of those in the same tank and low light corals? Im gonna seriously gonna have to get some.
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No they are moderate light corals most of them. A few are low lights.
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Welcome to AquariumAdvice.com!!!
Corals and aquarium lighting is a pretty lengthy topic. However, most corals will do just fine with the appropriate amount of CF, VHO r T5 lighting. There are a few corals (most SPS), clams and anemones that do need MH but they are in the minority. For starters, mushrooms, zoas, polyps, leathers and some LPS corals are great options.
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I was told by lfs that mushrooms are a good starter. Very hardy they said
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if you can find them gorgonians and brainiams(sp) can be very rewarding and are a lot less expensive than comparable sized corals. You may also want to look into some sponges. BTW nice avater pack!!
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Just remember if you do get sponges they can not come it contact with air. They are also very difficult to have according to LA

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