Adding first corals

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The shop I use who have been decent so far sells things like this. Do you think it would be suitable?

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Ref nem, if lighting is strong enough,and if you have enough T5s it will be, as SPS can be grown under them. Then try a tank split bta. They stay relativly small,but are still a fair size, ive had nems the size if a dinner plate....

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Hmm that cabbage coral isnt the best thing to have with the others, apart from that yes most "coral gardens" are fine

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Having a nem that size would take up a fair portion of my tank  :scared:

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Reply #19

They do others it was just the first one I found. I'll see if they have some others

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Its inly that cabbage coral can be slightly more agressive than the others on that rock . Also I think there was the odd rhodactis they can get like 4or5inches accross.


Yep had a massive nem up either end of the six foot tank

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Just for interest here is a pic of one of their coral tanks with the stuff for sale

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Those coral gardens are so pretty,and fine if they stayed as they were, id only say be prepared to frag off some of the things like the cabbage coral and is there a colt coral on one? Kenyan tree coral?


They charge a lot if money for them as a rule too


Taking all that on board , no reason why you cant have one armed with that info  :D

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Reply #23

I'm not particularly looking for a coral garden. Just thought I'd post what I have access to for some ideas and opinions. I think I'll go for separate bits to be honest. Like you say Carol they are expensive

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Reply #24

I think your right in going for seperates. Theres not much in the way of leathers ,mushies, rodactis,discosoma, colt corals etc that you can go wrong with. Stay away unless you can feed them the pussy corals etc... The brightly coloured ones that do not have zoolanthellae.
I am beginning to apreciate the more colourful soft corals. Tho I am pulled as always towards SPS my Nox will eat them . So gotta be happy with LPS and softies. You can have a lovely colourful tank without the stress.


Just run past us what you fancy, we can tell you the pros and cons  :D

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