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Old 04-10-2012, 02:20 AM   #131
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I always just go to the lfs and check out corals to see what ones I like then go home and look them up. But zoanthids, mushrooms, palys and stuff like that are always good to start with. Most soft corals or lps are fairly easy just make sure you do your research before buying. But for something flowy you could try green star polyps, they are said to be easy. I have a branching hammer that has always done really well, you could try something like that.
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:24 AM   #132
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ok thank you i was looking at the branching coral! ima go make a thread with a pick of my tank and my light see what others say as well and thanks for the point in the direction
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:47 AM   #133
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:48 AM   #134
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No problem, i'll subscribe to to your thread. But you should probably wait on branching corals. They are some of the hardest and most touchy
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:02 AM   #135
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Ya i have decided after a long night of research to wait at least a week before getting a coral!
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:37 AM   #136
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Thats a good idea being patient is very important with a new tank
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:52 AM   #137
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Ya its hard! I am very pleased with how my water is the sane as my lfs and he has some healthy tanks! 2-3 fish that i know are labeled as expert and like 10 clams
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:53 AM   #138
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Update:

Hammer coral has 4 heads now, monti cap had at least doubled (I cannot believe how fast its growing!), and favia seems to be growing real well. Decided I really want a duncan coral. Today I noticed a tiny chunk of hair algae and a tiny bubble algae but I think I know why they are showing up. I ran out of carbon a week ago but I think im gonna try some chemi pure elite next time im at the lfs, also noticed the air valve was turned all the way off on my skimmer for at least a week so it has been doing nothing. Fixed that so hopefully that'll get rid of algae because I have never had any before this happened.
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Glad you are getting great coral growth, that is always a plus! Good luck combating your algae .
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Glad you are getting great coral growth, that is always a plus! Good luck combating your algae .
Thank you! Hopefully bubble algae doesn't become a problem
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