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Old 01-21-2012, 05:37 PM   #301
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Here are a few I like!

Sorry about the link not working above.

Saltwater Aquarium Corals for Marine Reef Aquariums: Giant Green Polyp Duncanopsammia - Aquacultured
Saltwater Aquarium Corals for Marine Reef Aquariums: Australian Big Polyp Blastomussa - Aquacultured
Saltwater Aquarium Corals for Marine Reef Aquariums: Red Candy Cap Coral - Aquacultured
Saltwater Aquarium Corals for Marine Reef Aquariums: Green Apple Cap Coral - Aquacultured

Are these fairly hardy? I know it has many things under supplements, but are they really necessary?
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All really good choices and not too difficult either.

I love my duncans and my blasto's, medium flow and medium light and they are growing like weeds.

I have my monti cap higher up in the tank and let me tell you that thing has gotten huge.
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:42 PM   #303
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All really good choices and not too difficult either.

I love my duncans and my blasto's, medium flow and medium light and they are growing like weeds.

I have my monti cap higher up in the tank and let me tell you that thing has gotten huge.
Great! Woohoo, I love them! Maybe a few will come with my first order of livestock for this tank.

Would you recommend adding anything for them?

You stopped dosing Kalwasser, right? Thanks.
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Those corals are just fine with water changes, though you can feed the duncans mysis and brine, it's fascinating to watch! lol

Yep, I stopped the kalk for now, I'm ready and able to go to two part dosing but just trying to get my levels stable before I try it. In the meantime I'm doing more frequent water changes which is not fun hehe....
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Those corals are just fine with water changes, though you can feed the duncans mysis and brine, it's fascinating to watch! lol

Yep, I stopped the kalk for now, I'm ready and able to go to two part dosing but just trying to get my levels stable before I try it. In the meantime I'm doing more frequent water changes which is not fun hehe....
The Duncans eating the shrimp does sound cool, providing that no fish theives rob it, .

I am glad that these corals will be fine with just PWC's, the easier the care, the better.
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Theres not many corals that actually NEED to be fed, the majority can survive and grow just fine without supplements. I use a turkey baster and shoot the shrimp right into each head and they close up and eat it. Gotta see it to appreciate it. lol
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Theres not many corals that actually NEED to be fed, the majority can survive and grow just fine without supplements
That is great!




I will definitely feed the Duncans when I order some. Sounds like it is fun to watch!
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I can't vouch for the montis, but the Duncans will grow pretty quickly and for me have been an easier coral. Blastos are great too- but don't need a lot of light. They are best to fill the sides of your tank where minimal light is. I have a few and they will shrivel up if in the direct light. They do really good in the shadows. Mine are the Australians.
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Unless its a HUGE CORAL (like my Aussie wall hammer, torches, and other hammers) I don't spot feed. I do however keep a steady flow of phytoplankton in my tank and my corals thrive.
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i like all of those choices. and good to hear they are easily cared for. i may want to add some to my tank too.
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