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Old 06-05-2005, 06:06 PM   #1
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Which is the best starter coral ???

I want to build a reef but I am not sure what would be a good hardy coral to start with. Also would I need to add anything to my tank to help keep it alive ??
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Old 06-05-2005, 06:14 PM   #2
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you need to tell us about your tank before we cna answer....
size, lights, skimmers,water quality, how old etc..
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My tank is a 30 gal about 2 yrs old water quality is good and I have a double 2 foot fluro
unknown bulbs in the light. What would be a good bulb for my light ???
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How many watts does your light fixture contain and are they both white or is it 1/2 blue , 1/2 white? Shrooms, polyps, zoos are all good starters that are very hardy.
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I would say zoos. Most people start with them because frags are cheap.
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Leathers, zoos, polyps are all easy to care for and don't require much for specialized equipment (in general).
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Leathers too IMO.
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I am betting that you have standard NO lighting which willbe on the low end for almost all corals. Easy to keep corals requie 3-5watts/gal of lighting as a general guideline.
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If they are 2foot NO tubes, then that's 20watts a piece, so 40watts total. Not very much light at all. Maybe could keep some mushrooms.
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