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Old 04-03-2014, 02:56 PM   #1
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Coral to choose

Well since my catastrophe my new tank is up and running and all I have left is one blenny. So begins the debate more fish or coral?????

Which coral should I start with? I want something easy and hardy I've never had coral before
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:37 PM   #2
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I just started with corals a couple months ago, my first was an orange mushroom. I then got a second mushroom and a Xenia colony. They are all 3 doing great. What kind of lighting do you have/planning to get?
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Zoanthids, palythoa, green star polyps, mushrooms, Kenya tree, and pulsing xenia are all very good beginner corals.
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Zoanthids, palythoa, green star polyps, mushrooms, Kenya tree, and pulsing xenia are all very good beginner corals.

Agreed. If you keep pristine water and have proper lighting, those are almost bulletproof. I started my little reef a couple months ago and have a few Zoas/ Palys, four different mushrooms, star polyps but also have two favias, a green Monti cap, a hammer and a Jedi mind trick. The later are doing great, with no special care. I'm holding off on SPS for a while though.
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Agree with all of the above just remember the the Xenia will spread fast under good conditions so get a small piece
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Agree with all of the above just remember the the Xenia will spread fast under good conditions so get a small piece
The kenya tree too. Mine hit critical mass and started dropping arms. Now I have around 12 of them. Time to start giving them away!
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Too bad you didn't live near me lol
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Any of the euphyllia are good starter lps corals if your feeling gutsy haha. I like green sinularia over Kenya tree as it looks similar but is green an doesn't infest the whole tank
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