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Old 09-24-2008, 04:49 PM   #11
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Depending on many things, including the type of coral and the salt used, there may be no need for any supplements. Proper maintenance with partial water changes may be all that's needed. Again, depending on the corals, you may need to supplement calcium, alkalinity and magnesium. IME, nothing else needs to be supplemented.
FWIW, I never directly fed or bought any food for any corals.
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I dont supplement anything. Most corals get what they need through the lighting and water column.
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Just be aware that anemones are not really "easy" corals and 4 months is still a pretty "new" tank for them. I know I'm probably just repeating what you've already heard a million times. Also be aware that anemones can and will roam your tank and if it's filled with corals you might lose some if the anemone decides it'd rather live where one of your coral lives.
How long before Anemone could be establish in a tank?
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I added mine at the 4 month mark and I might be regretting it. See my other post in the sick section of SW. But this could just be because of how small it is compared to my clown and getting beat up.
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How long before Anemone could be establish in a tank?
All I know is that they want stable parameters, and I think back on my tank at 4 months as I was trying to get my ca/alk numbers a little better in anticipation of adding coral. Things were anything but stable. Not saying that would be your case, but I just know that many folks just starting out think they're tank is "stable" only to look back a year down the road and chuckle.

I don't do anemones, but the normal time period I've heard that kind of makes sense is 8-12 months.
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All I know is that they want stable parameters, and I think back on my tank at 4 months as I was trying to get my ca/alk numbers a little better in anticipation of adding coral. Things were anything but stable. Not saying that would be your case, but I just know that many folks just starting out think they're tank is "stable" only to look back a year down the road and chuckle.

I don't do anemones, but the normal time period I've heard that kind of makes sense is 8-12 months.

I shall wait the 8-12 months then... But if i feel like my water parameters are stable enough before hand I try to take a crack at them.... but i would defenitly make sure my parameters are stable before anything that would require high mantience....
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I started by placing a $250 order online got lots of polyps a ricordea and a favia brain coral. and some inverts I was really dissapointed at first because everything was shriveled up and I was like I spent over $200 on that?? but a week or so later when everything opened up I was really amazed. Especially with my green Ricordea its perhaps my favorite. then MsbeanCtr sent a fragged frogspawn and hammer coral in trade for a sump and all of my stuff is doing Awesome with no issues at all. Except I did order some mushrooms and they floated away and died somewhere if you get shrooms get a few that are already attached to a rock.
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i Feed my Corals plankton and brine shrimp, also with there supplemented coral vitamins they are happy corals
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Quick ? Will Zoanthids Survive in low light? One of my buddy wanted to give me a few off of his reef and I told him I only have 40watts of light he said it should be fine as long as I keep them closer to the light? Should I take them or just wait?
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