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Old 03-29-2012, 08:06 AM   #71
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you must get some yellow colony polyps they are bright yellow super hardy they spread quick and require low light
I happen to like a lot of polyps. I'm realizing that the corals can start to cost some serious money. Do they eventually die like fish do, or are they like plants in the way that as long as they get what they need, they'll live?
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:50 AM   #72
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I happen to like a lot of polyps. I'm realizing that the corals can start to cost some serious money. Do they eventually die like fish do, or are they like plants in the way that as long as they get what they need, they'll live?
As long as they get what they need, they'll live
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:22 PM   #73
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Fishnoob, thanks so much for starting this thread! I've been wanting a tiny saltwater tank for years, but everybody but the LFS deters me from it. Once I have a permanent resident, I will most certainly be making my own pico reef.

Keep up the work! I'm following!
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As long as they get what they need, they'll live
Nice thats what I was hoping for...Some of them are EXPENSIVE man.

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Fishnoob, thanks so much for starting this thread! I've been wanting a tiny saltwater tank for years, but everybody but the LFS deters me from it. Once I have a permanent resident, I will most certainly be making my own pico reef.

Keep up the work! I'm following!
Yeah, a lot of people on here will advise against it. Looking around elsewhere, a lot of people do it, and they look AWESOME. My plan is to have one fish, two shrimp, and a snail of some sort. I'm going to make the focal point the coral, so that's really where 90% of my research is going. I ordered the LED fixture (it cost me 300 bucks) and I should have it mid next week. I'm about to buy the 50w Rena Smartheater as I type and a powerhead of some kind (maybe the Hydor Koralinia nano 240?).

I am a little concerned about the pH as it looks to be around 7.4-7.8. Can I control the pH in this tank like I can in my freshwater tank with crushed coral? I know I have very low pH and kH from my tap, and Ive been topping off the Edge with de-chlorinated (with prime) tap water. I'm thinking this is why its a little low. Should I worry about this at all right now?
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Dude! That breaks the bank, but yes they seem sooo cool. I'm in college now, but I will be setting up several FW and SW when I have a home. I like micro tanks because I'm fascinated with crabs and shrimp.

My ideal tank would be blue hermits and cleaner shrimp. Maybe a singular blue damsel. Idk, I love crabs tho.
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Yeah well, you wanna know whats really going to break the bank?...I'm thinking of buying a Vortech MP10 instead of the Koralia. I'm also thinking of buying a small 25w heater from Hong Kong that I can stuff in the AC20 instead of having that Rena heater taking up valuable space. This nano is going to be WAY more expensive then my big FW tank...FML lol
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Engagement ring instead?
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At the rate this is going, I'm sure it would save me some money lol
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I bet. What is the one fish? People are wrong, there are a host of nano fishes you could keep
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Carey has a great list. She doesn't know me. I just creep all her tank threads ;P.
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