Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-30-2012, 02:20 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
Corals!

I currently have a 55 gallon FOWLR and am getting antsy to try some corals. Could someone or many ones (?) give me the low down on SPS and LPS and their differences? I have a t5 HO 4 bulb (2 10k days and 2 blue actinic 460's) and do not intend on upgrading the lights, so what could be some options for corals that don't require crazy amounts of light? Thanks
__________________

__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 02:56 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Khij159753's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Salem
Posts: 1,586
T-5 4bulb HO should grow just about anything with the exception if super light demanding creatures. I'd start with some mushrooms or zoas. They're pretty and hardy. Not very light demanding and they're forgiving. They ate both soft coral
__________________

__________________
Khij159753 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 03:29 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Daniel Fishy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Jupiter Fla
Posts: 1,178
+1 on above leathers will be fine torch, frogspawn,zoas,mostly all softies lps will be fine go for it!
__________________
Daniel Fishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 03:51 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
So try to stick with LPS? Are the so-called "with-caution" reef compatible fish more prone to nip at these at all?
__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 04:06 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Khij159753's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Salem
Posts: 1,586
With caution have about the same risk with Lps or sps. And even some Los you could do. Like a monti plate would be one you could try.
__________________
Khij159753 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 04:11 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
So how does this "with caution" classification of fish work? Is it basically a crap shoot or is there something that you actually have to do to prevent it? Like more frequent smaller feedings, or something like that?
__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 04:13 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mrc8858's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 5,834
With caution can mean a variety of things even including fish that eat inverts. Some eat specific corals while others will pick at any coral just depending on the specific fish's personality.
__________________
Mrc8858 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 04:15 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Khij159753's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Salem
Posts: 1,586
Ummm... With caution means basically it's a 50/50 shot that it will nip at your coral. Making sure it's well fed and has other stuff to graze on should help keep them off your coral and in the nori or whatever you end up putting in your tank for them to graze on. But there's always that chance you'll get the jerk fish that would rather eat your coral than seaweed or even food.
__________________
Khij159753 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 04:20 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
I see.. Stuff to think about then lol.. What could I add as a CUC if they eat my hermit crabs?
__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 04:23 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mrc8858's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 5,834
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benamayer
I see.. Stuff to think about then lol.. What could I add as a CUC if they eat my hermit crabs?
Fish that eat hermits will make a meal out of most other inverts too but the best option would be a snail of somekind probably. Like I said though every "with caution" has its own reasoning so research will be needed to fully understand why its a risk.
__________________

__________________
Mrc8858 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
coral, corals

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.