Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-06-2012, 07:58 PM   #881
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flreefer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 1,984
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.
__________________

__________________
Flreefer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 08:00 PM   #882
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
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.
__________________

__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 02:34 PM   #883
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
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.
__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 02:44 PM   #884
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Jlsardina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,581
Send a message via AIM to Jlsardina
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
__________________
Jlsardina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 02:45 PM   #885
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Hondatek's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 3,993
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 .
__________________
Feed your Filtration
Give it to Porc Chop he'll eat anything!!!!!
"This is my tank and these other fish just live in it"
^ Quoted from Porc Chop^
Hondatek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 02:47 PM   #886
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
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?
__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 02:48 PM   #887
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Jlsardina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,581
Send a message via AIM to Jlsardina
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hondatek
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
__________________
Jlsardina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 02:50 PM   #888
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Jlsardina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,581
Send a message via AIM to Jlsardina
Quote:
Originally Posted by redsea
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.
__________________
Jlsardina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 02:52 PM   #889
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hondatek View Post
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?

__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 02:54 PM   #890
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jlsardina View Post
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).
__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 02:56 PM   #891
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
"I think it all depends on the type of coral. My hammers don't like anything below 1.023 or they look bad"


Ah, I see. Part of the reason I really want to order tonight is because there is a Yasha Goby/Pistol Shrimp pair coming into the DD which I may be interested in.
__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 03:50 PM   #892
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Hondatek's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 3,993
I would get it as close as possible . You can raise it .002 a day safely . So maybe water changes today and tomorrow .
__________________
Feed your Filtration
Give it to Porc Chop he'll eat anything!!!!!
"This is my tank and these other fish just live in it"
^ Quoted from Porc Chop^
Hondatek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 04:38 PM   #893
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hondatek View Post
I would get it as close as possible . You can raise it .002 a day safely . So maybe water changes today and tomorrow .
Thanks! I will do a change today and then determine if the tank could possibly be ready for fish tomorrow (since that is when they would be coming).
__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 05:28 PM   #894
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
I got my eBay RODI unit in about 30 minutes ago!

Now I am just waiting for my rock from reefrocks. Hopefully that will be here soon.

Thanks for reading, I hope I can get this RODI set up with no issue, wish me luck! (won't be set up tonight however)
__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 05:34 PM   #895
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
spoonman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 3,720
The biggest pain about the e-bay one is getting the right connector for your water source. Once you figure that out, it is a piece of cake.
spoonman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 10:39 AM   #896
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Ibrahim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 2,559
Quote:
Originally Posted by redsea
I got my eBay RODI unit in about 30 minutes ago!

Now I am just waiting for my rock from reefrocks. Hopefully that will be here soon.

Thanks for reading, I hope I can get this RODI set up with no issue, wish me luck! (won't be set up tonight however)
Remember, throw out the first 10g of water so the filters have time to break in.
__________________
Ibrahim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 05:08 PM   #897
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
Favites

What do you guys think of Favites Brains? Would they work in my tank at the moment, or should I wait? Just a reminder, I have an 8 bulb T5HO fixture by AquaticLife.

Saltwater Aquarium Corals for Marine Reef Aquariums: Brain Coral, Favites

Thanks.
__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 06:31 PM   #898
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flreefer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 1,984
Hey Red,
I would think you would be fine under an 8-bulb for a Favites. Only thing I can think to tell you is they've got long feeder tentacles, like a Galaxia, that can pack a wallop. Give it some space.
__________________
Flreefer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 07:59 PM   #899
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
Drs. Foster and Smith Diver's Den - Stonogobiops yasha

Guess Who? I am so excited to get the Pair of Yashas and the Snapping Shrimp!

I also ordered an Aussie Acan Lord Coral.


Now I can officially say that my fish fund is dramatically lower. LOL. I won't be buying much of anything for a while.
__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 09:29 PM   #900
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
What should I be testing for with corals in the tank? Any kit recommendations that I could get from DFS?

Thanks!
__________________

__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1.5g, build, coral reef 125 saltwater, redsea, reef, reef build

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.