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msjboy
07-30-2011, 08:02 PM
For al us coral hoarders, Always curious with how many species one can stuff safely into a tank. On my 3 month old rsm 34gallon, I have about 30 FRAGS now in anticipation of growth. So, proportionally, for those with 55 gallons say, I guess one can have say 60 species ( most people have various mushroom colors so count as one species)
I was reading another guy who put in 70 plus kinds not to mention lotsa other livestock. Not sure what has happened since, but he had it for over 1 year.
http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=168705&st=360


Msjboy

Zoaelite
07-30-2011, 08:33 PM
Rock salt and paprika :razz:.

It's hard to pick a number, many corals are genetically the same species simply exerting different color morphotypes.

Aquattro
07-31-2011, 05:29 AM
Exactly. I have 5 species, acropora, montipora, stylophora and poccilopora and Seriatopora (maybe others, I'd have to look)
I do have about 100 different pieces in my 180 though, with a couple of duplicates.

Dez
07-31-2011, 05:32 AM
Exactly. I have 5 species, acropora, montipora, stylophora and poccilopora and Seriatopora (maybe others, I'd have to look)
I do have about 100 different pieces in my 180 though, with a couple of duplicates.

^^^^^^^What Brad said

Myka
07-31-2011, 05:36 AM
I prefer large pieces, so I don't have a whole bunch...maybe 20-22 in my 90? That's including the frag rack.

Exactly. I have 5 species, acropora, montipora, stylophora and poccilopora and Seriatopora (maybe others, I'd have to look)
I do have about 100 different pieces in my 180 though, with a couple of duplicates.

He has 100 different really nice pieces. :D

Aquattro
07-31-2011, 05:38 AM
He has 100 different really nice pieces. :D

and I've acquired a few new ones since your visit too!! :) (great meeting you, BTW!)

paddyob
07-31-2011, 06:23 AM
My 70 g has approximately 70 pieces. Mixed reef. Most beyond frag size now.

whatcaneyedo
07-31-2011, 06:46 AM
0 spices but about 24 pieces or 18 species in my 120gal.

Aquattro
07-31-2011, 01:49 PM
Edited spices to species :)

fishytime
07-31-2011, 04:29 PM
38 different sps
3 different favias
10 different acans
5 different micromussas
2 different blastomussas
3 different chalices
brain
2 scolys
37 different zoas
2 different rhodactis mushrooms
2 different yuma rics
2 different dendros
duncans
maze coral
and an unidentified lps sorta like an acan but not

Myka
07-31-2011, 04:47 PM
Hehe, you ^ counted. :p

fishytime
07-31-2011, 04:53 PM
Hehe, you ^ counted. :p

someone asked me the same question a month or so ago in my tank journal thread.....so I counted then:wink:

Myka
07-31-2011, 05:02 PM
Now I have to...dammit. :neutral:

mark
07-31-2011, 05:53 PM
what about the mixing of many types (SPS/LPS/softies) and allelopathy?

fishytime
07-31-2011, 06:15 PM
Now I have to...dammit. :neutral:

:lol:.....muah ah ah:twised:


what about the mixing of many types (SPS/LPS/softies) and allelopathy?

lots of carbon and finger crossing:wink:

tidal_waters
08-02-2011, 05:17 PM
38 pieces sps
22 zoas
5 acans
4 chalices
3 rics
open brain
lobo brain
maze coral
favia
xenia

and a partridge in a pear tree

Myka
08-02-2011, 06:09 PM
Ok, here we go... (freakin Doug!)

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In the 90 gallon reef:

10 Acropora
3 Millepora
2 Seriatopora
2 Montipora
1 Stylophora
1 Pocillopora

3 Tubipora
2 Trachyphyllia
2 Cyphastrea
1 Symphyllia
1 Duncanops
1 Caulastrea
1 Acanthastrea
1 Euphyllia
1 Goniopora
1 Nemenzophyllia
1 Favia
1 Scolymia

6 species of photosynthetic gorgonians
2 Ricordea
1 Nephthea

Total: 46 variants


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Frag rack (in reef):

3 Acropora
2 Montipora
2 Millepora
1 Stylophora
1 Porites
1 Cyphastrea

Total: 10 variants


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Zoa tank (20 gallon):

21 Zoanthid variants
4 Palythoa variants
1 Sympodium
1 Ricordea

Total: 27 variants


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GRAND TOTAL: 83 variants