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Old 11-22-2010, 01:51 AM   #1
 
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ok i have been looking and reading and asking and anything else ya can think of to get info on coral to stock my 75g tank with. i know i know first thing your gunna ask what kinda of lighting ya got... atm im useing the 2 50/50 bulbs from my old nano tank as i havnt decided what to stock yet and what kind of lighting ill need. iv been reading about some corals that are peacfull but spread very fast and can easily take over if left unchecked and iv been readig about semi agressive coral that will sting others when they get to close or even be able to reach from across the tank just to sting otheres. right now im so confused as to what i should stock i was woundering if anyone had any ideas or know of a site with a pre picked package and maybe a placement diagram. as far as lighting i will get what is apropriet for what i chose to put in as some want high light and some want almost none. ohh and i would post a pic of the tank so ya guys could get a idea of where to put stuff but silly me got the cord i needed then droped the camera in the tank =S
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:29 AM   #2
 
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ok i have been looking and reading and asking and anything else ya can think of to get info on coral to stock my 75g tank with. i know i know first thing your gunna ask what kinda of lighting ya got... atm im useing the 2 50/50 bulbs from my old nano tank as i havnt decided what to stock yet and what kind of lighting ill need. iv been reading about some corals that are peacfull but spread very fast and can easily take over if left unchecked and iv been readig about semi agressive coral that will sting others when they get to close or even be able to reach from across the tank just to sting otheres. right now im so confused as to what i should stock i was woundering if anyone had any ideas or know of a site with a pre picked package and maybe a placement diagram. as far as lighting i will get what is apropriet for what i chose to put in as some want high light and some want almost none. ohh and i would post a pic of the tank so ya guys could get a idea of where to put stuff but silly me got the cord i needed then droped the camera in the tank =S

That's a very general question so let me add to the confusion. You have to also consider the type of fish you would like to keep. Not all fish are compatible with all corals. some fish are compatible with some corals while not compatible with others. So basically you have to determine what's most important to you. if it's a particular type of coral you'd like to keep, mabye it's a fish, a shrimp, or some other life form and then build around that. So an aquarium can only keep what is compatible which won't include everything.
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:10 PM   #3
 
right i really am not to worried about keeping fish atm i wana focus on coral ... heres what i decided to do i think its the most resposible way let me know what you guys think....

im gunna look up corals that are availible from around the world and try to keep everything i get from one local. example is say corals found in australia. alot of site show compatibility and dificulty of care so ill find something that i really wana keep that is very hard to care for and work down from there till i find a easier to care for coral thats still compatible. from there ill atain that coral and work my way up over time to the harder to keep stuff i really want giving me the exp i need to care for that coral and eas of mind knowing whats in my tank will work togeather not against. then after that ill worry about fish. as of now in my tank i have 1 serpent star 1 turbo snail 1 lawnmower blenny 2 blue damsels (getting rehomed) about 10 hermit crabs and 1 perperment shrimp. so atm besides the damsels everything i have will work with prity much whatever i place in the tank. btw if it helps its a 75g tank with 20g sump and oversized skimmer.
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:10 PM   #4
 
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wow i like the method you have going on there!
i would also toss out this idea while in your search attempt to find a person or organization that is strictly selling aquaculture corals.. they are generally better adapted to tank life and you save the reefs we strive so hard to emulate!! and dont forget frags are cheaper and given time will grow well so you can get away with a $40 frag instead ot jumping out and buying the $400 colony...
now to hit on the "prepackaged" set up you were asking about.. i have never seen one personally (that does not mean much though LOL) but would this not stifle your creativity and kinda "box" the tank.. i mean you can buy a meal at a fast food place but the burger you grill yourself always tastes better
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:35 PM   #5
 
im actually looking for reef clubs in my area but no sutch luck so far... if i cant find one hell i got spare time ill start one lol... and yeah i def want frags only not because of the price but i like to watch things grow i dont wana buy something fully grown and just have it sit there no fun in that
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:38 PM   #6
 
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frags

variety is the spice of life....and frags let you try out all the goodies before you take the plunge and completly dedicate yourself to one local or coral type...
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:38 AM   #7
 
Hi! Do you have any books? Must have!! Julian sprung is the "man"! There are quite a few coral books, and it sounds like that's what your interested in... You can get coral packages from foster and smith/ live aquaria--- they have an 100% guarantee on all of their livestock, and have the packages you seek.. Good luck, and don't hesitate to ask more questions,
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:41 AM   #8
 
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variety is the spice of life....and frags let you try out all the goodies before you take the plunge and completly dedicate yourself to one local or coral type...
i agree but some times a person really wants to focus on a long term plan and i think that is were Big is at...

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Hi! Do you have any books? Must have!! Julian sprung is the "man"! There are quite a few coral books, and it sounds like that's what your interested in... You can get coral packages from foster and smith/ live aquaria--- they have an 100% guarantee on all of their livestock, and have the packages you seek.. Good luck, and don't hesitate to ask more questions,
cindy
you make a great point about researching... the only question i have (as i have never used them) is .. are the Dr. F&S corals cultured or wild caught?

Big what area are you in (memory fails me!)?
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:28 AM   #9
 
bear... they have some wild cought but mostly cultured stock that they grow themselfs in huge tanks. also im in torrington ct.

as far as books no i dont have any... i use the internet for info. books are good but data gets outdated where websites always change and have new ideas. besides no matter what book ya get who you talk to or what website ya go on all the info is never the same.
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