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Old 01-12-2005, 09:59 PM   #1
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I'm going to be ready for my first corals this week and need some oppinions as what to start out with first. I want brightly colored corals ,soft or hard. I currently have mushrooms and ready to move on up in the world. I've been waiting patiently and it's time.
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Its gonna depend on the intensity of your lighting. In general, any of the Polyps and Mushrooms are good Corals to start with.
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zoos....... and if you have enough lighting.... leathers are pretty hardy......
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i agree, the zoos are a pretty hardy bunch if you have good lighting. Mine have been doing great, and started to spread after a few months. Plus they're a great bio-indicator - if something's not good/changing with your water quality, you'll find them not opening up or at least not as much.

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I will have 3 250 watt mh and 440 of vho in a 150 so lighting should not be a problem. Thanks for the response.
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With that lighting you should not have trouble keeping a lot of different corals. As mentioned, mushrooms and zoos are good starters. You can also look at some LPS corals like a torch or hammer.
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