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Old 02-13-2014, 10:20 PM   #1
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opinions on the hardiest coral

hi all, i am diving into my first reef setup and i was wondering what was everyone's opinions on the best coral for the reef newbie. i am also wondering what would be the best way to promote the growth of coraline within my tank.

a little info on my setup, it is basically my FOWLR tank with a new T5 lamp.

i have 100 gallon tank, running a fluval 304, my wet/dry bio filter, and a seaclone protein skimmer. ive got a whitesand bottom and i just put in the live rock. thanks in advance.
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How many T5 bulbs are in your fixture, and do they have individual reflectors?
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:59 PM   #3
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Soft corals are generally the hardiest. Look into shrooms, zoas/palys, and leathers. How many bulbs and are they t5ho's?
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Just don't let anyone talk you into Kenya tree. It's as bad a pest as aptasia, and just as appealing to the eye.
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Just don't let anyone talk you into Kenya tree. It's as bad a pest as aptasia, and just as appealing to the eye.

+1 and I would say the same about Xenia
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Xenia IMO is hit or miss. I can't keep the stuff alive lol. I don't think you can kill mushrooms. Like literally impossible.
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thanks for all the info, it is a T5-HO, i believe it has 2 lamps and each once is enclosed in its own reflectors. so soft corals are the way to go? i am a reef newbie, but not a marine newbie, ive kept FOWLR tanks for more than ten years, so i have a general idea of what im doing, but what are some trace elements, or other things i should keep close attention to within a reef system that i wouldnt test with a FOWLR? thanks again.
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