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Old 03-06-2013, 07:49 PM   #11
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If your mate from the shop set it up and checks yours parameters why don't you ask him what would be suitable for your tank? No offence but if you know very little about your tank then you should not introduce anything into it without the proper knowledge to look after it...
+1 Also, just bc you have T5's doesn't mean anything. Do you know how many watts the fixture is? Low end T5 lights can only grow softies, zoas and some LPS(depending on watts) rarely any SPS will thrive under those lights that includes anemones as well.
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Gotta start by saying they are coral not corel. That was drivin me nuts...lol


Alright, in a 5 week old tank with t5's youre gonna want to take things slow. Soft coral are your best bet. Mushrooms, polyps, xenia and leathers would be a nice start depending on the look. I liked colt coral because it flors in the water movement and is hardy. Finger leather looks more clasically coralish but doesnt require high light. Go to you shop, explain your tank and just buy one coral. Put it in and watch it a couple of weeks. Is it expanding? Does it look like it did in the store? These are indications things are going well and you can expan from there.
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