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Old 12-12-2008, 02:17 PM   #1
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Question LR and Coral Purchase?

Alright in the next month or so I will be attempting to buy my first Corals and some More Live rock. As many of you may know I will be purchasing a new 55 G Acrylic tank and get ride of my Glass Aquarium. Of course I want to buy more rock I have been on hold with this for awhile now but everything is starting to come together at least I hope so. I wanted to know if it's OK to purchase more Coral all at once? Or should it be Spread out over the course of a month or so? I have a few in mine that I want to get and a lot of it... I want to get some Ric's, Zoo's, Hammer Coral's, and Frog Spawn, I am only going to be doing soft corals for now. Let me know if that would be too much all at once.....
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If after you change tanks your parameters are much stable then you might be OK. You`ll need plenty of space between them though esp. the hammer and frogspawn. I guess you are talking small frags right?
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As long as your tank is established and ready for corals it's ok to add several at once. Corals arn't like fish where you have to add them slowly because they add very little bioload to your system. I usually put a couple in at a time if i'm ordering online to save on shipping.

Be careful if the rock your ordering is live though. The die off from the shipping and transit times can cause a small spike in your water parameters. Wouldn't want the mini cycle from the rock to kill off or further stress out your new corals.

Can't wait to see all the new stuff and your new tank. Take lots of pictures for us!
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If after you change tanks your parameters are much stable then you might be OK. You`ll need plenty of space between them though esp. the hammer and frogspawn. I guess you are talking small frags right?
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As long as your tank is established and ready for corals it's ok to add several at once. Corals arn't like fish where you have to add them slowly because they add very little bioload to your system. I usually put a couple in at a time if i'm ordering online to save on shipping.

Be careful if the rock your ordering is live though. The die off from the shipping and transit times can cause a small spike in your water parameters. Wouldn't want the mini cycle from the rock to kill off or further stress out your new corals.

Can't wait to see all the new stuff and your new tank. Take lots of pictures for us!
I will start out with Small corals and help them grow along the way, And yes my Parameters should be establish once I am done with the switch I should not have a very long cycling process, and yes I am very excited about all the new equipment I have been saving and saving... My wife said I am becoming a Professional...LOL... I told her I wish I am not quite near professional yet.

But I certainly take a lot of pictures and post them once i've gotten everything situated...
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I want to get some Ric's, Zoo's, Hammer Coral's, and Frog Spawn, I am only going to be doing soft corals for now.
Hammer and frogspawn are not soft corals. They are hard coral LPS.
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Hammer and frogspawn are not soft corals. They are hard coral LPS.
HHHMMMM, That's weird that's what my guys @ my LFS said they were...
But yet again why would I believe a LFS store guys there always wrong about a lot of things...LOL

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Larry is definitely right. They are LPS corals.
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Yup... no skeleton = soft coral. But hammer, frogspawn, torch and the whole group definitely have a skeleton.

You might ask Santa for a copy of Borneman's book "Aquarium Corals"... it's a good introduction.
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LOL, Kurt are you Santa, because I will definitely buy that book....thanks for the present!!!
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Yup... no skeleton = soft coral. But hammer, frogspawn, torch and the whole group definitely have a skeleton.

You might ask Santa for a copy of Borneman's book "Aquarium Corals"... it's a good introduction.
That book does not sound to bad Thanks "Santa"...
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