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Old 07-09-2004, 07:34 PM   #1
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Finally Going Reef

Finally decided that I'm going to get a few corals, however, I don't have the highest intensity lighting. The wattage comes out to about 2.5 w/g, however, to me at least it seems very bright in my tank, and the coralline I do have is flourishing.

tank: 100-110 gallon
lights: 4x65 PCs 10k & actinic

So what corals do you recommend for a beginner within my lighting range?

Would this pack be any good?
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...=22&pCatId=714

If so, what do I feed, or how do I keep them? Do I have to glue them in place?

Can anyone recommend anything better?

I prefer colorful corals compared to tan/brown, but I understand I am somewhat limited by my lighting spectrum.

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Old 07-09-2004, 08:15 PM   #2
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You can try a mushroom or polyp colony. Toad stool and finger leathers are also very hearty beginer corals. The beginer coral pack you listed is not a bad deal, but a lot of the corals I have ordered from them arrived pretty beat up from transport. I prefer to hand pick mine from the LFS. Good luck and post some pics when you get something. Lando
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So I forgot, would I be able to get LPS or SPS corals? I forgot which requires MH.
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SPS, LPS, Clams, Anemones etc will need much more light. Try some shrooms or polyps as lando suggested. You're probably at the low end for even softies at the moment.
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SPS corals require MH lighting. There are some LPS that do not require intense light but I would stay with soft corals to start with. You might want to pick up a copy of Aquarium Corals by Eric Borneman. Nice resource book. I keep a copy in my vehicle just in case.
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SPS corals require MH lighting.
I wouldn't say they require it.. it's just been the easiest way to get a lot of intensity in very little space for many years.
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Ok, guess I could have worded that better.
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What about this set?

http://www.saltwaterfish.com/site_11...ot_parent_id=4

A lot of people have said I should be able to keep most LPSs (I had forgotten which one it was). If this is true or not I don't know, but my tank does seem quite bright with the wattage it has.
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A lot of people have said I should be able to keep most LPSs (I had forgotten which one it was). If this is true or not I don't know, but my tank does seem quite bright with the wattage it has.
I think you should be ok with them as long as you place higher on your rockwork directly under the bulbs.

Unless you really like the polyp rocks, I would try getting some shrooms or leathers. again, the leathers should be under the lights, the shrooms i would think you could anywhere and they would be ok, if not theyll move themselves.
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