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Recommend me beginners corals

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I seem to have my tank sorted now and readings are  fine
I want to introduce some beginner corals which don’t  require too much maintaining(softies?) I would like something that  will flow and will happily live near the bottom of my tank

If someone can recommend a few different corals amd wether they need to be target fed or get there food from the water column

As for anchoring what is the best way to anchor solidly or try to wedge on ( should you need to move them)

Thanks

Oh don’t want Kenya Tree  :grin:o

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Reply #1

I started with Green star polyps and zoas which are both softies and pretty hardy , although either may take up to a month before settling and opening up fully.
Some LPS options could be Duncan's and torch corals which are both nice in slower flow areas and possibly a birds nest coral for an easy sps .
For fixing I've a mixture of corals wedged in and puttied , so probably what ever suits , gel type super glue can also aid the 'wedged in ' corals .

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Toadstools are nice in flow and xenia but xenia can spread fast so keep it on a rock away from other rocks it's nice to watch swaying

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Reply #3

Thanks to you both

Will I need to target feed any of these corals my tank is 2ft deep  and uses the SpS template for Radion Xw30 lghts with max intensity of 50%  lighting period 10 hrs

Will the ones mentioned be ok on this environment and what kind of water  turnover do they require ( sheltered or main stream)
I run my Vortech M1 at 45% capacity otherwise  it would blow the socks off I also run an rw 8 with pulsing mode at  70%
I assume that flow will not be to excessive ?

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Last Edit: Feb 12, 2018 8:26:01 pm by zollybosher

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Torch, I would go with. Nothing better than watching it sway in the waves. You may even get clowns to host it (although mine prefer my toadstools)

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Torch, I would go with. Nothing better than watching it sway in the waves. You may even get clowns to host it (although mine prefer my toadstools)
Do torches need to be target fed?

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Reply #6

I don’t and my torch is doing really well.

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Reply #7

A torch is an LPS.  I'd start with a couple of softies and check they're happy first, then try a couple of LPS.  As said, GSP, zoas, toadstolls all easy hardy softies.  Also add Kenya trees, or any other tree style softie.  Don't go for the really bright coloured tree looking ones, which will likely be Dendronephthya and are hard to keep alive.

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