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Old 10-07-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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Corals

What are good corals to start off with. I have 2 Astraea snails, 1 Sally lightfoot crab, and 1 marble star fish as my cuc.
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Tell us a little more about your tank and equipment. This will help folks suggest some good corals appropriate to your tank.

How long has the tank been established?
What size is the tank?
What is your lighting? Lighting duration?
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:31 PM   #3
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Well I have a Red Sea max 130d 32g I have had it up and running for about 7 weeks. Lighting is Red Sea 55w compact 15
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My lighting runs for 8 hours daily, was thinking bout making 12 hours
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Sounds like some good starters would be zoas, and shrooms.

Any idea on your alk/Ca levels and PO4/NO3 levels?
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I tested it yesterday, but failed to record it. I'm going to test again in the morning and record it. I do remember my iron was low. So I was planning on getting some supplements to ensure I keep all levels good.
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You want to make sure you aren't adding anything you aren't testing for. I'd you have no coral in the tank you shouldn't need to supplement Fe right off the bat. Your salt mix provides the necessary trace elements to start with.
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My nitrate was 0.00ppm and po4 was 0.08ppm, iodine was 0.06 iron 0.
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Yea I tested the iron, which why I was thinking I should supplement it. Being it was 0 do you agree. I surely agree not to add anything I'm not testing.
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You want to make sure you aren't adding anything you aren't testing for. I'd you have no coral in the tank you shouldn't need to supplement Fe right off the bat. Your salt mix provides the necessary trace elements to start with.
+1 dosing is not needed in a reef tank unless you either are packed with corals or go 2+ weeks between water changes IMO. Trace element supplements especially like iron and such are a gimmick if you ask me. The only things you may need to dose would be alkalinity calcium and magnesium but this is something that should be done with caution and only after researching about it.
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