Originally Posted by zach brown
A buddy of mine is moving and has a 175 gallon salt watwr reef tank that he is going to sell to me for 500$ comes with everything sumps, protein skimmers Lots of coral and live rock the light hood the stand Everything you need and more. In total there is about 2500$ worth of corals and live rock. I'm a bit new to salt water aquariums and am just asking for some advise on how i can get the coral to grow fast and thrive and also on what kinds of fish i need to avoid getting, i dont want them eating my corals. Thanks
If these corals are already acclimated to the light and tank. Ask your friend the times, dimming, and distance from he had them setup at. What he doses and how often?
Also take a picture of the tank taking note of:
Where each coral is located.
Where the power heads are and where they are pointed.
How the rock work is setup to support the coral locations.
Not knowing your specific coral types, type of light, and such maybe hard to give specific advise.
Fish I would avoid in a reef tank
All butterfly fish, trigger fish and large predatory fish.
Some Good beginner fish types.
Clownfish(one kind only and only 1 pair max)
I myself am a relative newbie to salt water so others may have better advise.
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