Coral Noobie
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks » Beginner Saltwater Aquariums » Coral Noobie

Coral Noobie

This is a discussion on Coral Noobie within the Beginner Saltwater Aquariums forums, part of the Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks category; --> hi, My brother wants me to start doing a coral tank and basically i have no idea what to do to keep them alive ...

Check out these saltwater fish profiles
Percula Clownfish
Percula Clownfish
Zebra Moray
Zebra Moray
Reply
Old 02-18-2007, 02:27 AM   #1
 
matt_bet's Avatar
 
Coral Noobie

hi,
My brother wants me to start doing a coral tank and basically i have no idea what to do to keep them alive and healthy.

can anyone give me a run down in detail on everything from:
- lighting
- chemicals that need to be added
- beginnger corals or really good corals
- can i keep many fish with them?
- circulation of water
- temperature
- do i need live rock?
- etc

it would be in a 150 gallon aquarium that is already established with plenty of fish, and want to know if it will be worth while.

matt
matt_bet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2007, 07:43 PM   #2
 
well everthing depends on what kind of corals you plan on keeping. do you have any ideas yet?
Melissa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2007, 07:53 PM   #3
 
well a good begginer coral is the Mushroom coral. I think the button polyps are pretty hardy too.


Corals and invertebrate to stay away from

Anemone (these are hard to take care of and many die, unless you are ready and have strong lighting, then stay away from these)
I think sps corals are no good, they are pretty fragile
musho3210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2007, 09:11 PM   #4
 
matt_bet's Avatar
 
i have no idea what kinds of coral to keep, i would like to know what kinds would be easiest to keep.
matt_bet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2007, 06:27 AM   #5
 
the easiest are soft corals, like leathers, polyps and such.
Melissa is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
noobie needs some help. zachhay11 Saltwater Fish 11 07-29-2009 03:22 PM
coral help! mullinsd2 Coral and Reef Creatures 8 07-06-2009 04:22 PM
My new coral usmc121581 Saltwater Journals 6 12-15-2007 08:43 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:26 PM.