well first let me begin by telling you about my tank. it is a 10 g (i know, tiny!) w/ aprox 8 lbs LR
, 2 in bed of LS
, external bio-wheel filter, 200 w heater, protein skimmer, and standard lighting hood. i have a couple snails and hermit crabs, along with a coral beauty and a longnose hawkfish. i was looking to add a royal gramma (or is that too much bioload since its not FO
all the parameters of my water are within normal limits w/ a pH of 8.3. i have yet to check calcium levels but i know they should be aroung 400 for proper coral development.
i have read in some books that leather corals are particularly hardy, but i dont know. what do you guys suggest that my fish (esp the coral beauty) wont bother and that wont overwhelm my tank? i like the look of brain corals, zoanthids, and some of the hard corals like seriatopora. what do you reccomend with hard vs soft corals, large vs small poylp?
any help at all that you guys could give me would be super. even reccomendations on a book to get would be good, because i havent found a good one for the starting reefer! thanks!