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Old 06-19-2007, 04:14 AM   #1
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Corals Anyone?

I am looking for some beginner corals. I have sufficient lighting for just about all corals, but I am a poor college student. If anyone knows a good place to get reasonably priced corals I would really appreciate it. I live near Springfield, IL so if anyone in the area has Corals for sale or anything I would love to talk.
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:22 AM   #2
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I would look up aquarium clubs in your area as they might be able to help you out.
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:48 PM   #3
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Ok I will try to find some. Thanks.
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You might want to try frags iun your tank . They are usually pretty cheap and you can find them at your LFS or on this site on the barter/trade forum.
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Didn't you just finish cycling recently and need to do a massive water change? I would definately wait a bit. Aren't you moving soon too? You might want to slow down. My brother in law rushed his tank recently and spent over $800 in livestock and it all died from Ammonia Nitrate and Nitrite spikes. Take your time. This is a very expensive hobby. We all hear can give and receive great advice all time. You might want to take this one.
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what lighting do you have and how many watts on what size tank?

what are you looking to keep?
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I have 260 watts of total light. 2 65 watt 12k daylight bulbs and 2 65 watt actinic blue lights. The tank is 55 gallons. Right now I have a medium yellow tang and a small humu humu trigger. I have approximately 60lbs of live rock and 50lbs of live sand. I definitely agree that I might be getting in a bit of a hurry, but right now I am just looking for suggestions as to what kind of corals I might be able to keep with the tank setup I currently have. I havnt spent that much money on fish yet, I am just trying to get some information to help me along. Thanks in advance for any help you guys can lend.
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I would start with some shroons, zoanthids and a kenya tree coral are easy.
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Here would be some good starters.

http://www.fantasyreef.com/database/...d=5&item_id=89

http://www.fantasyreef.com/database/...d=5&item_id=87

http://www.fantasyreef.com/database/...id=5&item_id=4

http://www.fantasyreef.com/database/...d=5&item_id=91

http://www.fantasyreef.com/database/...d=5&item_id=38

http://www.fantasyreef.com/database/...id=5&item_id=1

http://www.fantasyreef.com/database/...d=5&item_id=13

Just some ideas that I posted. I also posted the ones that Seaham recommended.
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Thank you sooo much. That is a great database and those suggestions you made are perfect. Thanks again.
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