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Old 02-14-2012, 09:57 PM   #1
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Is a hammer coral too hard for a beginner?

My LFS just got a bunch of corals in and I am wondering if a hammer is too difficult for a rookie to keep? Water is at 0,0,5 and 1.025 consistantly. I have a 29 gallon, young aquarium with a pair of percula clowns, hectors goby, lawnmower blenny. I also have 2 turbo snails, 2 emerald crabs, 2 red leg hermits, cleaner shrimp and peppermint shrimp. For corals I have a frogspawn, torch, candy cane, Gonipora, GSP and pulsing xenia. All are doing well. I am feeding brine and flakes 3 times a week and suplimenting with Kent microvert 3 times a week for the corals. Love the hammers and want that to be my last edition to the tank. Eventually my 140 gallon fresh water tank will be salt and all will be moved to it. That will be a year down the road probably though.
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Coral guide.
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Ya hammer are pretty easy, its like frogspawn as far as difficulty goes
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If you can keep a frogspawn, and especially Gonipora, you can definitely keep a Hammer.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:00 PM   #5
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My hammer was my 1st coral and its grown like crazy. I purchased about 8 months ago with two small heads and I'm not up to six large heads. Very easy coral and gets everything from moderate light and the water column.
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My LFS just got a bunch of corals in and I am wondering if a hammer is too difficult for a rookie to keep?
What are you trying to say, Tim? lol
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I meant other rookies, not you. You have become a master in a very short time.
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What are you trying to say, Tim? lol
Hmmm.. i think he's calling you a noob lol! Jk.

Go for it! Hammers are so cool, and great for beginners (like myself).

What type of hammer do they have at the lfs?
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:31 AM   #9
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They are actually returning from San Diego tonight and will have them in the store tomorrow. I am going to call him in the morning to find out what kind they got. They are all pretty cool, so I don't really care.

I read in the link that Eriksfish319 posted that they have tentacles that sweep out at night and you have to keep them away from other corals. Anyone with experience with that happening?
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Yeah that links a very helpful link lol bookmarked it and have been using it.
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