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Dearth
10-01-2012, 01:36 AM
As the title implies what do you find is the best type of coral for smaller tank set ups?

Starry
10-01-2012, 02:10 AM
Depends on lighting, flow ect. but generaly zoas and mushrooms, soft corals.

windcoast reefs
10-01-2012, 02:11 AM
I have both sps, and Lps in a small nano. I don't find that either one is easier, I would go with personal preference.

mrhasan
10-01-2012, 02:17 AM
I think mushrooms (but you might want to stay away from ricordias), zoas, xenia would be the best choices.

Nano
10-01-2012, 02:50 AM
I'd do ricordea before mushrooms, less invasive and more appealing. Also xenia athelia (spelling?) Clove polyps etc, stay away from if you can. Zoas, lps maybe some easy sps depending on flow and lighting.

mrhasan
10-01-2012, 02:51 AM
I'd do ricordea before mushrooms, less invasive and more appealing. Also xenia athelia (spelling?) Clove polyps etc, stay away from if you can. Zoas, lps maybe some easy sps depending on flow and lighting.

Aren't ricordias more demanding?

Enigma
10-01-2012, 02:58 AM
I would avoid anything that sends out sweeper tentacles. One has to leave too much room around them. Plates take up too much room on the sanded, and they can be aggressive (and I've read that they can move themselves), so avoid those too.

I've had wonderfull success with acan lords: even when my display was a 10 gallon. The acan echinata can be aggressive, so avoid those ones.

Nano
10-01-2012, 03:12 AM
Aren't ricordias more demanding?

That's the question. I see a lot of people have trouble with them, where as mine i just toss where ever and they thrive, even survived a crash. I think it depends on the chemistry of your tank as well as the mechanical side. I have no problem keeping them but others have them simply melt away.

mrhasan
10-01-2012, 03:13 AM
Ah ok. That clears up the confusion :mrgreen:

That's the question. I see a lot of people have trouble with them, where as mine i just toss where ever and they thrive, even survived a crash. I think it depends on the chemistry of your tank as well as the mechanical side. I have no problem keeping them but others have them simply melt away.

reefwars
10-01-2012, 03:18 AM
im not gonna answer :PPP

Nano
10-01-2012, 03:22 AM
im not gonna answer :PPP

Lol everyone knows your collection in you nano :P what is it 90 kinds of zoos plus lps nps and sps?

Coralgurl
10-01-2012, 03:28 AM
What size tank? I have green fuzzy mushrooms if you'd like a couple, free! I love em, they split so I have extras.

reefwars
10-01-2012, 04:14 AM
Lol everyone knows your collection in you nano :P what is it 90 kinds of zoos plus lps nps and sps?


and counting lol:P

Dearth
10-01-2012, 04:17 AM
I have a 33 gallon standard rectangle tank with one flow source