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post #412 of 436 Old 06-09-2013, 03:10 AM
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The top pick, coral on the right looks like one I have that the lfs said it's called an anchor coral. It has thrived in my tank and my clown fish LOVES it. It was a double head when I got it and has split into a third head. Tank looks great.
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post #413 of 436 Old 06-09-2013, 10:06 AM
Love the purple plate coral. That's cool how you tried to map out you coral placement, very creative. Don't forget that the Duncan Coral will probably be your fastest growing coral. I would leave 2in on either side of it because in less than a year you will have 20 heads on that thing :)
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Love the purple plate coral. That's cool how you tried to map out you coral placement, very creative. Don't forget that the Duncan Coral will probably be your fastest growing coral. I would leave 2in on either side of it because in less than a year you will have 20 heads on that thing :)
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Thank You. Im trying to understand their needs based on lighting and flow. I went to the LFS with a set goal of what I wanted. I actually should have bought a few other frags since everything I got was onsale. I fell in love with the purple plate. plates are expensive!!!!!! But so worth it. I fed it last night as it opened right away and watching it east was SO COOL. Allthough my cleaner shrimp stole some food from it.

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The top pick, coral on the right looks like one I have that the lfs said it's called an anchor coral. It has thrived in my tank and my clown fish LOVES it. It was a double head when I got it and has split into a third head. Tank looks great.
Yea they called that hammer coral. I really wanted frogspawn but that's expensive. My hammer is also two heads. How long did it take to split into a third? I really hope my clowns like it cause I don't want an anemone at the moment.

Thanks! Im super happy. I will move the corals around tonight or tomorrow and get some more picks.

Im going to get one of those clear containers they use at the LFS to scoop out your fish and put my big clown in it for a few days. She is being super bossy with the new additions and the Gamma looks fine but the wrasse looks very stressed. It did allow the fish to eat last night, but when the food was away the clown does not like them swimming around. Figured if I can hold her in a container for a few days and let the new guys swim around she will get used to them.
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post #415 of 436 Old 06-10-2013, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Thinking of grabbing this. I have two Koralia Nanos but they are different sizes. I would eventually upgrade the smaller one I think, but now that I have these coral I think a more random flow would be better for them.

http://www.amazon.com/Hydor-Smart-Circulation-Controller-channel/dp/B005TJCU0U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370877593&sr=8-1&keywords=hydor+wavemaker
I also have a $25 amazon card so why not?

Edit - just bought it. Will be here tomorrow.

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hope yall didn't leave me when it was finally getting good!

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post #417 of 436 Old 06-11-2013, 09:42 AM
Things are looking sick now! Keep up the good work. Will there be an anemone in the future?
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post #418 of 436 Old 06-11-2013, 11:27 AM
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Although anemones are sweet,with your current want list in the coral department I would try and suggest against it unless it was a maxi mini variety that stays small and does not like to roam.Tight spaces with lotsa coral ican be a bad idea.Usualy start by letting the anemone settle in then place more corals in,even then when flow changes they can wonder around.Just my two cents.

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Although anemones are sweet,with your current want list in the coral department I would try and suggest against it unless it was a maxi mini variety that stays small and does not like to roam.Tight spaces with lotsa coral ican be a bad idea.Usualy start by letting the anemone settle in then place more corals in,even then when flow changes they can wonder around.Just my two cents.
Yep! Very true. It's not unusual for them to wonder around, but should eventually settle down long as flow or lights don't change.
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post #420 of 436 Old 06-13-2013, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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I agree with everything said. I had so many issues with the tank so far so im happy where all is at. I plan on doing this for the rest of my life so there will be a time to try an anemone at some point. I would howrever, like a starfish, but I don't think my tank is ready for that yet.

Also, I added the wave maker. The extra/random flow has cleared my tank water and the corals seem to like it. I still need to finish moving things around and gluing down the rocks. My plate coral keeps moving every night and the pistol does not really leave his "man cave"

The clown has also accepted his new friends and no longer attacks everyone. Im wondering if I can get away with adding a firefish, cardinal or something else small. But that wont be until im back from vacation
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