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superman1950s 10-31-2012 02:33 PM

Coral stock help
 
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Hey all,
I'm not new to saltwater, just new to corals. I'm need help or ideas of what to get. I have my reef in a 38hex with a 15gal sump, a coralife protein Skimmer that's rated for 65gal. I have 20lbs of rock in the sump and somewhere around 45-55lbs of LR in the DT. I have tons of flow and my lighting is a 48" deep blue HO T5 (2 10,00k 2 actinic 03). My rock is the DT is set up in a semi round and tall stacked structure. I already have some zoas and the really small feather dusters.
I have 1 B/W clown and 1 neon blue goby.

Im not looking for any hard corals as I'm wanting to use the flow that I have for some nice movement. So long and wavy. I do know I would like some mushrooms and a carpet anemone.

Well any help would be great. Sorry about the long read, thanks for taking the time.

superman1950s 10-31-2012 02:34 PM

Wow. That's crazy sorry about the random pic. I up loaded from my phone.

Animal-Chin 10-31-2012 02:48 PM

Your light on that tank is 48 inches? Does it stick over a foot on each side?

Any soft coral would work, just check your lfs for ideas. If you want some color with movement you could get hammer, torch, bubble or frogspawn with those lights. Any lps coral should do ok with t5 lights.

superman1950s 10-31-2012 06:20 PM

Yes it does stick over. Not that much light loss though. I had it on my 65 predator tank, but all I have in there is a lionfish and a puffer and two big pieces of rock. So no need for of on there.

superman1950s 10-31-2012 06:24 PM

How is ordering corals online. As the closest lfs is about 90mil away. I live on a farm in the middle of Texas. I see a lot of nice coral starter packs but I am skeptical about online buys.

superman1950s 11-04-2012 03:33 PM

Any thoughts on online buys?

MyR6Rocks 11-04-2012 03:50 PM

I haven't personally purchased corals online myself, but however I have read treads on here about people who have and have had better than expected luck. I think as long as you purchase from a reputable retailer and read the customer reviews you should be safe. Good luck


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