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Reply #45

Goniopora are LPS and can be fussy- need target feeding so not good in a small tank, too messy.

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Reply #46

Collecting the razor this Friday and a few small corals  *D

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Reply #47

These may come in handy these are the settings I'm running on my Maxspect lights

1 : 9:00    : A - 0%       :   B - 1%
2 : 12:00  : A - 25%     : B - 55%
3 : 15:00  : A - 100%   : B - 100%
4 : 17:00  : A - 75%     : B - 100%
5 : 21:00  : A - 15%     :   B - 60%
6 : 23:30  : A - 0%       : B - 0%

This will make more sense when you have the lighting

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Reply #48

Perfect thanks a lot  *D

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Reply #49

Same sort of percentage as i run on mine, but start earlier and end earlier lol. from 12 till 9 the blues are at 100% for me :)

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These may come in handy these are the settings I'm running on my Maxspect lights

1 : 9:00    : A - 0%       :   B - 1%
2 : 12:00  : A - 25%     : B - 55%
3 : 15:00  : A - 100%   : B - 100%
4 : 17:00  : A - 75%     : B - 100%
5 : 21:00  : A - 15%     :   B - 60%
6 : 23:30  : A - 0%       : B - 0%

This will make more sense when you have the lighting

These settings are for fully stocked tank of corals or will I be OK to rub these settings with just a few corals in? Don't want the dreaded unwanted nuisance algae lol

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Reply #51

Whether you've one coral or many, it has a light requirement you must fulfill.

It's obviously costlier to run powerful lights for one coral, so you'd stock with many ultimately, but the light intensity doesn't change with coral population.

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Reply #52

Whether you've one coral or many, it has a light requirement you must fulfill.

It's obviously costlier to run powerful lights for one coral, so you'd stock with many ultimately, but the light intensity doesn't change with coral population.

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Yeah I guess it makes sense pal, cheers
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Reply #53

Collecting light tomorrow (weds) instead of Friday now, and might also be getting a small toadstool and small palys too, but I need some coral glue stuff.... But I do have superglue as I see others use that although I am dubious about it?

Also hope the abyss have royal gramma for sale on Saturday,  think it's going to be my first fish?  Not sure if adding two fish would be pushing it a bit with it being a new tank?

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Reply #54

Collecting light tomorrow (weds) instead of Friday now, and might also be getting a small toadstool and small palys too, but I need some coral glue stuff.... But I do have superglue as I see others use that although I am dubious about it?
It's the same stuff, but once they write coral on the front they charge a small fortune for people that don't know they're getting ripped off.  Unfortunately, there are a lot of other products like that out there.
Have a look at Ecotech's ingredients here, and compare to your superglue:
http://ecotechmarine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/CG295_Coral_Glue_MSDS_Sheet.pdf
Also hope the abyss have royal gramma for sale on Saturday,  think it's going to be my first fish?  Not sure if adding two fish would be pushing it a bit with it being a new tank?
Why not ring them, and ask them to hold/source one for you?
Stick with one to begin with.  I promise you, rushing is not going to work out well.  One fish a month is normal.  You need to allow the bacteria to multiply (think how long it took to cycle the tank).
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It's the same stuff, but once they write coral on the front they charge a small fortune for people that don't know they're getting ripped off.  Unfortunately, there are a lot of other products like that out there.
Have a look at Ecotech's ingredients here, and compare to your superglue:
http://ecotechmarine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/CG295_Coral_Glue_MSDS_Sheet.pdfWhy not ring them, and ask them to hold/source one for you?
Stick with one to begin with.  I promise you, rushing is not going to work out well.  One fish a month is normal.  You need to allow the bacteria to multiply (think how long it took to cycle the tank).

That's great cheers - so daft question time...the small toadstool I am getting I don't think is attached to a little Rock or anything as it came off the persons main bit I believe so how do you attach that, but also I'm worried about glueing stuff and it not being in the right place to keep the corals happy.
I take it you don't have to lift the whole rock out to glue corals on each time?
Do I need to wear gloves when handling corals too?
Apologies turned out a bit of essay :-(

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Reply #56

That's great cheers - so daft question time...the small toadstool I am getting I don't think is attached to a little Rock or anything as it came off the persons main bit I believe so how do you attach that, but also I'm worried about glueing stuff and it not being in the right place to keep the corals happy.
Stick a cocktail stick through the base, and use an elastic band to hold it to a bit of rock rubble.  It'll stick to it within a week.  Then remove the stick and band.

I take it you don't have to lift the whole rock out to glue corals on each time?
Superglue will set underwater.  Turn off all flow, or it will wash away.  Use superglue gel, as it's thicker.  Put it in the fridge (the glue, not the coral  :scared: ) and that thickens it up even more.

Do I need to wear gloves when handling corals too?
It's good practice, but not really needed for most corals.  I never have.
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Thanks again hk for the info,  much appreciated  8D

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