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Old 06-06-2012, 07:58 PM   #881
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Hey redsea,
Let me know how the ATO set-up goes, that's one of my next projects! Pros - cons, etc.
Good luck with it.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:00 PM   #882
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Thank you! Carey says that it is easy to set up, which I am happy about. I will let you know how it goes, but I may need a reminder in case I forget, lol.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:34 PM   #883
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Quick question: What is the lowest salinity corals can thrive in? Just curious because I am dying to place my LA order soon (preferably tomorrow so it can come tuesday, by then the salinity should be in check). This order is going to be pretty large, the fish fund is ready!

What do you guys think of Brain Corals? Are they pretty hardy? Anything I should know about them?

I am still undecided on which corals to buy, there are so many choices. I know for a fact that I do want to hit the $225 mark so I can get free shipping.

Any hardy suggestions are welcome for fish and coral as always.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:44 PM   #884
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Welso brains are pretty easy. How about Scoly, some hammers, ricordeas, elegance, galaxia, plate corals, war coral, purple korky sea finger, Fiji leather, meteor shower, blasto. I could go on forever
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Not 100% sure on this but the article on hyposalinity on wwm had a paragraph where they wrote about a modified hypo with corals with 1.017 being the lowest they tolerated. I would still think there is risk involved .
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:47 PM   #886
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Thanks for the list, I will be looking at those on LiveAquaria. I think I want to create a Mushroom area in the tank, are they toxic? Are they considered soft corals?
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Not 100% sure on this but the article on hyposalinity on wwm had a paragraph where they wrote about a modified hypo with corals with 1.017 being the lowest they tolerated. I would still think there is risk involved .
I think it all depends on the type of coral. My hammers don't like anything below 1.023 or they look bad
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Thanks for the list, I will be looking at those on LiveAquaria. I think I want to create a Mushroom area in the tank, are they toxic? Are they considered soft corals?
They are not toxic. Just fast growing. Lol. I use them as fillers in my tank.
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Not 100% sure on this but the article on hyposalinity on wwm had a paragraph where they wrote about a modified hypo with corals with 1.017 being the lowest they tolerated. I would still think there is risk involved .
Cool, thanks. When I tested two nights ago with a hyrdrometer (was just looking for a ballpark), it said somewhere around 1.017. After evaporation and me adding some of my salty water, it should be saltier today.

Do you think if I add more saltwater tomorrow, the water would be safer for coral?

If that was the case, I could order from LA tonight.


I also have one more question, it is pretty random though. Are Yasha Gobies and Pistol Shrimps pretty hardy, and what do they eat?

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They are not toxic. Just fast growing. Lol. I use them as fillers in my tank.
That's great! I can't wait for that time when my tank becomes "reefy looking", and a mini ecosystem (I think that is the right word).
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