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Old 07-12-2012, 05:21 PM   #31
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I just some of those green zoas myself.
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:28 PM   #32
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Idk, once you start seeing the nicer sps frags, you might change your mind. A softie tank is cool, There are some colorful leather corals and I love the look of toadstool. You can find zoas for really low prices now and almost all of them are stunning. I just got some neon green clove polyps that are nice too.. But why not try some frogspawn to get a little more movement in the tank? Also, montipora, digitata, and acropora youngei (green slimer) are all easy to keep sps that bring the look of a reef to your aquarium.
I'd be down for something like that. One of the things i really want in this tank is movement. I don't want crazy active fish but I really like the look of the subtle movement that comes with a lot of inverts and the swaying of the corals. Active and relaxing all at once IMO.

The reason i said mainly softs is that the guys I got my lights from said they do awesome with thsi fixture but in time i will upgreade to ah MH fixture. It was softs for the time being until an lighting upgrade mainly.

I really like the look of the Digitata and Acropora Yongei.
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Sorties are good for starters but u will want to go into lps and sps trust me. My favorite lps are frogspawn and hammers. But there's so many out there. Try some people eater zoas. They are nice an big polyps and come in almost every color. Avoid flowerpots and Xenias. But add your corals gradually. I'd buy like 1 every week or 2. I have a frag rack for my frags. You might wanna look into that. But if u want fast growth I'd go for softies.
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What do u feed zoas
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I do crushed up pieces of silversides. But I've seen them eat anything. Even flakes.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:05 PM   #36
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Just crush it up and sprinkle it directly over the coral?
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Pretty much. I like to soak it in some tank water first to thaw out then crush it up or cut it into tiny pieces somtimes with garlic if I'm treating the fish to some then put it into a turkey Baster and direct feed corals and zoas first then rest goes to fish. The garlic repels diseases etc. But yeah that's basically it. Try to make sure all is being eaten tho. You will learn how much you need to use from trial and error. Try to feed each polyp. Zoas are neat to watch them eat.
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I'm sure i'll get some. Gorgeous colors in them.

I went looking at powerheads and lights today.

For the powerhead I'm thinking either a Vortech MP10 or a couple of Koralia 1050s. Thoughts?

For the lights i was looking at a quad T5 with 2 MH bulbs (one on each end) and LED moon lights. I'll have to find the brand, can't remember it right now.
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Def get the koralia's
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Def get the koralia's
I'm leaning this way just cause of price..the Vortech are really nice but expensive!
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