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Old 11-19-2011, 07:07 AM   #11
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with that light, defintley stay in the lower light requirements. For the most part, corals get their food from the algae that grows in them or on them(can't remember exactly), there is a name but I can't spell it. the nps corals are the only ones that need to be fed.

for placement of corals, you have to move them around and see where they look the healthiest, once you find that spot, leave them there. I went through the motions of buying a coral and moving around over the course of a week to find its happy spot. just move it once everyday so it's not stressed out.
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:41 AM   #12
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with that light, defintley stay in the lower light requirements. For the most part, corals get their food from the algae that grows in them or on them(can't remember exactly), there is a name but I can't spell it. the nps corals are the only ones that need to be fed.

for placement of corals, you have to move them around and see where they look the healthiest, once you find that spot, leave them there. I went through the motions of buying a coral and moving around over the course of a week to find its happy spot. just move it once everyday so it's not stressed out.
But how do you know when it is happy? When it is open?
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:47 AM   #13
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It'll be open and just look "good" you'll see, you should be able to tell when your coral is happy or not. It's weird to describe...
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It'll be open and just look "good" you'll see, you should be able to tell when your coral is happy or not. It's weird to describe...
Hm just a feeling i guess? Maybe ill know once i actually get a sw tank

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LOL. I was messing with my CP panel and figured why not? Something I love more than fish, errr, well, maybe not as much as fish ! LOL

I started with easier corals and it kinda gave me a feel for them before I added the more demanding ones. I can tell if my coral is having a bad day usually, makes me worry of course, but it gives me a really good feel for the health of my tanks. It will also come to the point where you'll know if you need a water change or not, sounds kinda "hippy" like but you'll see. The longer I have my tanks the more I feel in tune with them. LOL
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LOL. I was messing with my CP panel and figured why not? Something I love more than fish, errr, well, maybe not as much as fish ! LOL

I started with easier corals and it kinda gave me a feel for them before I added the more demanding ones. I can tell if my coral is having a bad day usually, makes me worry of course, but it gives me a really good feel for the health of my tanks. It will also come to the point where you'll know if you need a water change or not, sounds kinda "hippy" like but you'll see. The longer I have my tanks the more I feel in tune with them. LOL
Gottcha! I guess corals are definatly good way to moniter water quality
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Obviously I have got the coral bug. The mushroom colony opened right up and looks great. Now I want a bit more color. Placed an order today and this is what I have coming. Chalice Green Alien Eye Frag,Maroon Favites Frag, 10 Multi-Pack Ricordea - Assorted - Orange - Blue - Rainbow - Neons & Greens, ORA Xenia Red Sea Pom Pom. Excited for them to get here.
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Nice!!! How much did all that run you and where did you order from, of course, if you dont mind my asking
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520 100 Empty Hermit Crab Shells $3.99 1 $3.99
345 Nassarius Snail - Group of 10 $9.99 1 $9.99
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173 Blue Leg Hermit Crab - Group of 10 $9.99 2 $19.98
4020 10 Multi-Pack Ricordea - Assorted - Orange - Blue - Rainbow - Neons & Greens $99.99 1 $99.99
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That is my entire order from saltwaterfish.com. Total was 250 and change I feel I got a lot of bang for my buck.
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