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Old 11-17-2011, 12:26 AM   #1
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Looking to get into coral

Hi I am looking to get into coral I have a 55 gal with live rock. Lighting consists of 2 cf 65 w ho fluorescent 12000k daylight and 2 65w blue actinic bulbs and 4 moon light LEDs. I don't know the first thing about coral as this is my first reef tank. I would like info on nice sturdy coral prefer lots of color. Info on how to place in tank. How to feed it. Water parameters etc. any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I would like to know as well
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:54 AM   #3
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Mushrooms are a great beginner coral. They're very hardy, don't need to be fed, and come in some great colors.
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Started my first dip into the coral world today went with a blueish purple mushroom colony. Here's hoping it works out right.
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Started my first dip into the coral world today went with a blueish purple mushroom colony. Here's hoping it works out right.
Very nice. Let's see some pics when they're settled in. As I said, shrooms are about as easy a coral as you'll find. They should be just fine.
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Very nice. Let's see some pics when they're settled in. As I said, shrooms are about as easy a coral as you'll find. They should be just fine.
What kind of lighting is needed for shrooms?
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Generally speaking shrooms are a low-moderate light, low-moderate flow coral.
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They sound like a great universal coral!
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Generally speaking shrooms are a low-moderate light, low-moderate flow coral.
What is "low" light?60 watts home depot t8's with 6500k bulbs? Lol
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What is "low" light?60 watts home depot t8's with 6500k bulbs? Lol
No I would say t5's. A low light coral would simply be placed closer to the bottom of your tank, or maybe in a shady area. While I moderate and high light coral would be place halfway or at the top of your aquascaping, closer to the lights.
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