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Old 08-29-2011, 02:42 PM   #1
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My first attempt at keep corals :)

My tiny 8 gal to try out some little corals
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:43 PM   #2
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Looks awesome so far! I love the blue!
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Thanks! Fish only guy slowly edging to reef :£
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Some people would disagree, but in my opinion and experience it seems corals are much easier than fish! LOL Of course Ihave loads more corals than actual fish so maybe I'm biased. hehe...

What do you plan on starting with?
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Well good question i don't really no corals to well so I got as far as some hermit crabs turbo snails mushrooms and a sea cucumber lfs say I could have a small pair of clowns in there but I think the tanks to small what are ur opinions and suggestions??
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I would for sure NOT put a pair of clowns in an 8g tank. Way too small.
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Well that was my thinking! They have the same tank set up in there shop with a pair of clowns in! What sort of coral could I have in a 8gal? And mayb somethink to keep the gravel clean?
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Start out with some soft corals such as muchrooms and if u want work your way up depending on the watts of your tank light.. by the way how many watts are you running? About any aquarium light should produce enough watts for you too keep anything in that tank because of its size..
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I would get some zoanthids and mushrooms.
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Yep, start with some zoo'as and some shrooms. Lots of color, easy and cheap. Can't go wrong with that. lol

Maybe if the light is good enough you can get some LPS corals too, like a hammer or some candycanes(trumpets) in smaller pieces. I had them in my pico and they did very well.
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