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Old 05-07-2013, 01:14 PM   #1
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Good corals for a beginner

Hi, I recently finished cycling my 60-gallon, and bought 2 oscellaris clownfish and about 2 dozen tiny blue leg hermits and astrea snails about a week ago.

What are some good beginner corals, and when should I be adding them to the tank? I have T5 lighting and am in the process of switching from tap water to RO/DI water. I also do not have a reef test kit (only the basic kit for pH, ammonia, and NOs), but can get one if necessary.

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Hi, I recently finished cycling my 60-gallon, and bought 2 oscellaris clownfish and about 2 dozen tiny blue leg hermits and astrea snails about a week ago.

What are some good beginner corals, and when should I be adding them to the tank? I have T5 lighting and am in the process of switching from tap water to RO/DI water. I also do not have a reef test kit (only the basic kit for pH, ammonia, and NOs), but can get one if necessary.

Thanks in advance!
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/a...cfm?c=597+2856

http://www.saltyunderground.com/arti...?articles_id=8


http://www.aquacon.com/Begcorals.html


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Thanks for the information Convict. They are very helpful links.

Do you have any suggestions as to how long I should wait before adding them to my tank? Can some of the "easier" ones survive under tap water or should I wait until I've completely switch to RO/DI water? Thanks again.
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Most mushrooms and zooanthids should be easy to care for but watch out for Yuma mushrooms
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This question depends on how many bulbs your t5ho is.
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It has 2 10K daylight lamps, 2 actinic lamps and 4 tiny blue LED lamps. It is the Deep Blue Solarmax 24'' T5HO Quad Light in case you are curious.

Currently I have the daylights on for about 8 hours a day, the actinics on for about 10. Would I need to change that for corals?
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A Duncan would do ok mid to higher level in your tank. A hardy beginner Lps coral. That and some soft corals/mushrooms will be good.
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Thanks for the information Convict. They are very helpful links.

Do you have any suggestions as to how long I should wait before adding them to my tank? Can some of the "easier" ones survive under tap water or should I wait until I've completely switch to RO/DI water? Thanks again.
I'd say once your tank is cycled start adding what you want slowly. I added corals weekly
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Thanks to both of you.
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