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Old 07-24-2009, 08:18 PM   #1
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When can i add corals?

ok so i have a 29 gallon biocube it has been done with its cycle for 4 days i know right now is a way early but i added 3 green chromis 3 days ago and they are doing good, nitrites still are zero same with nitrates and ammonia; so overall the tank has almost been running for 3 weeks i am going on vacation for a week and when i get back will actually be able to put in clowns according to the lfs, but i cant wait to get some corals in there can anyone tell me about how long i would need to wait before i can put them in and also some hardy suggestions would be appriciated

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Well, as im sure you've heard before, you should wait until your tank is really established and mature to add certain corals if not all. All i know is that corals like anemone and softies should be held off until the tank is matured. Which is like 8months+ I dont really know about other corals. The only thing worse than dead fish, is buying a 50$+ coral and then having it die. That would be bad. Also, what kind of lighting do you have in your biocube? You know your going to need something like T5 HO lighting if you want to have a wide range of corals to choose from in the future.
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i just have the stock lighting but probably the most expincive coral is going to be a hammer head i think its called and a torch coral
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A hammer coral. I dont think that stock lighting is going to be enough. You`ll need at least PC`s.
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ok well if someone can give me a list of good, hardy, colorful corals i would really appriciate it
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Trust me, if you want any of the good "colorful" corals out there, then your going to want either PC lighting like melosu said, or T5 HO lights. Those lights will give you good options as far as corals go.
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If I recall correctly the biocube as PC lighting. I have grown SPS coral monti cap orange under PC. THe frag was high in the tank.
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The Biocube stock lighting is PC. I kept a frogspawn in my Biocube 8 and it did quite well under stock lighting. I think you can keep a hammer and torch, as they are also euphyllia species. However, the torch is a pretty aggressive coral so remember to place it far away from other corals.
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I think that with the premature addition of too many fish (JMO), you should wait for things to settle. Plus, why the rush if you're going on vacation?
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