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Coral Identification and Recommendations
Old 04-28-2012, 07:14 PM   #1
 
Coral Identification and Recommendations

Can someone please identify the mushroom coral and the coral behind it. They are attached to the same rock and am considering splitting them up do to their size.(pic attached)

I also had a stocking question.

I currently have two clownfish that are doing really well (introduced late March). I am considering adding two more fish to the tank to call it complete. Any Recommendations? I was thinking about a purple firefish (wanted something peacfull), but are they easy to feed?

I also wanted a bottomfeeder, havent gotten attached to any yet so im open. Was looking for something that would eats pods, i have hundreds of them in the tank (ones that crawl and swim) plus a bristtle worm. Once again....Any Recommendations?

Thanks, MetalArm3
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:56 PM   #2
 
Looks like a Toadstool Mushroom Leather and a Colt Coral. Break em up, won't have any issues with em. They prolly makin each other mad right now being that close to each other.
Fire Fish is a good choice, and I'm guessing your leading into the idea of tryin your hand at a Dragonette. If you have a boat load of PODS, then its possible to keep one.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:06 PM   #3
 
Believe me, Dragonettes stunned me when I saw them at my LFS. There like underwater hummingbirds! I heard they are difficult to keep alive in small aquariums. Are there simple solutions or tricks to keep there food source plenished?
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:04 AM   #4
 
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a type of sinularia and a sarcophyton....and reefing madness is right you should split them as they will hinder each other somewhat until seperated.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:13 AM   #5
 
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Believe me, Dragonettes stunned me when I saw them at my LFS. There like underwater hummingbirds! I heard they are difficult to keep alive in small aquariums. Are there simple solutions or tricks to keep there food source plenished?
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You can dose your tank with PODS. You can actually buy them for your tank.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:50 AM   #6
 
Any idea how many bottles it would take to keep it in good health?
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:04 AM   #7
 
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sounds like its refugium time.maybe a small hang on.like the external breeding boxes.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:36 AM   #8
 
I have a BioCube 29 with the built in Refugium running. Mandarins are beautiful fish but I'm a beginner in the SW aquarium with tank only running for 2 months. It's sounds risky and if my pods happen to get depleted, it sounds like it could get expensive to dose once a week (about $1000 a year).

So, any other fish recommendation? I thought about a jaw fish.....but really wanted a pod eater that also accepts pellets or frozen food. Also my LR is ontop of my sand and not on tank bottom.

I posted info on my tank below
Thanks metal

SYSTEM SPECS:
2 led strips 9W each (blue and white)
Hydor nano skimmer in chamber 1
Refugium in chamber 2
Heater, probes (for RKE), and inlet to phosban reactor in chamber 3
Approximately 35lbs of LR
40lbs of Live sand

Inhabitants:
2 clown fish
Duncan coral
Button polyp
Red mushrooms (currently propagating)
SPS leather
FrogSpawn
Colt coral
Toadstool Mushroom Leather
(thanks for identification)
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:43 AM   #9
 
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:50 AM   #10
 
I see the link Reefing, are you hinting at gobies or use the site as a resource?
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