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Old 03-23-2011, 12:08 PM   #1
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Getting a New Coral...any suggestions?

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I'm looking to add some diversity to my tank I have a buncha of Kenya Tree coral that's a pinkish color, 2 green mushrooms, 1 red mushroom, and a pagoda cup coral...

I really like the brain corals and I like that it goes in the substrate...anyone got any other suggestions? I dont have that much pallys and I'm looking for something that will cover a rock, fast.

Could you include how hard it is to keep them and how to feed them if applicable?

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If you don't mind green star polyps they grow fast and will cover everything. Some polyps like nuclear green ones do well in that light.. Brain coral and frog spawn will do pretty well under your light too. These are all easy to keep and really don't need to be fed. Anthlia and xenia is another two that will spread quickly.

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Thanks for the suggestions joy I appreciate it. I went to my LCD and they had a nice frag of the green star polyps I'm looking to snag.
I also want to add o have a pretty high flow of current I'm my tank. I'm running a Cora I've 750gph powerhead and it's a 29 gallon so if that has any effect on the type of coral let me know.
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Hiya. I just started collecting corals and the open brain is one of my favorites. I'm having trouble though with it bleaching even on the bottom. :-( Do you have any zooa's? They are hardy and can add great color to your tank. I like the green stars too, I have one of them and its real nice to watch.

I'm also running a 29 gallon tank, I've got two koralia 750's running and the flow is adjusted pretty well I think no corals are getting hit too hard.

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I think the brain coral idea was a good one. Several different types out there. I have these two types

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