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Old 01-19-2004, 03:50 PM   #1
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Coral Suggestions

I've got my tank stocked with all the fish that I would like to have currently, and I'm now looking to add corals to the tank. I've added a couple mushrooms and they seem to be pretty happy, so I'm thinking about moving on. I'm not sure, however, what should be next. I would like to climb the ladder of difficulty, so whatever's just a bit harder than mushrooms should be next, I guess.

Here is my setup:

42 gallon hexagonal tank
2x55w PC lights (10,000K and 50/50)
40-45 pounds of LR
30 pounds of LS
75 gallon sump
Jebo protein skimmer w/ 520gph pump
9 watt UV sterilizer w/ Mini-Jet (200 gph) pump
350 watt heater

My livestock:

1 sebae clown
1 longhorn cowfish
1 bi-color blenny
1 purple firefish goby
1 honey chromis (a.k.a. "fire damsel")
1 skunk cleaner shrimp
2 sand-sifting sea stars
2 red bali stars
15 blue-legged hermits
10 scarlet-legged hermits
7 astrea snails
5 nassarius snails
5 cerith snails
1 feather duster
2 colonies of mushrooms
1 colony of button polyps
1 decorator crab
1 bubble anemone
1 bumblebee snail
6 emerald crabs

My favorite corals:

pulsing xenias
sun polyps

My least favorite corals:

brain corals

So, given all that info, what would you guys recommend?

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92-gallon corner tank, 100lbs of LR, 140lbs of sand, 250watt 10,000K MH, 110watts of actinic PCs, Mag 7 return, custom refugium, AquaC EV180 w/ Mag 5

Female lyretail anthias, eyelash blenny, tomato clown, saddleback clown, firefish goby, 2 sand-sifting stars
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Old 01-19-2004, 04:02 PM   #2
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Colt coral
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Old 01-19-2004, 07:06 PM   #3
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ricordia, candy cane, green stars (still easy, but i like them)
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