help identifying corals growing in my tank
Can anyone help identify these corals (i think they are) that are growing in my tank?
setup 6-8 weeks, 15kg fijian live rock, liverock filter, 180 L 47 Gal jewel tank with 2 x t8 bulbs. I have a blue damsel and a domino.
Would like to know how I can make the most of them, food, placement , light, aggresiveness etc...
This is my first tank so I am a complete beginner.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Re: help identifying corals growing in my tank
The important things to do now are to watch water quality, esepeially calcium levels, which is what a lot of beginners miss. Good water quality and scraps from the food you feed the damels, and keeping the lighting in good shape (replace your bulbs at least once/yr), and they should thrive on their own.
I want to ask, I'm not familiar with the Jewl setups, they aren't available here in the U.S., but does it allow for a skimmer to be used? If so, I would strongly sugget the investment if a reef is where you're headed. There are a lot of oils and protiens in fish food, and without the skimmer to remove those, you will end up doing it by yourself manually, which is a pain in the butt! Depending on how fast it builds up (each tank is different), you could need to skim daily with paper toweling to remove the "oil slick" from the water's surface. If that oil slick is left alone, it will soon suffocate everything beneath it, including your fish. Those protiens will prevent oxygen return in the water.
Outside of those few things it sounds as if you're off to a great start. May I ask where your spg/salinity is at? This is something also needing to be closely monitored, as corals will be affected by fluctuations quite easily. You'll know if the corals are happy by how open they are, and how often and how long.
Thanks for the reply Dawn, I have a Deltec MC500 skimmer and am running it every 2-3 days, I did have 3 of the fuzzy mushrooms but unfornunalety we had a black out which meant the heat was off for 16hrs, 2 are looking a bit worse for wear now.
The one that you didn't identify I only found yesterday, I was adding more rock to my filter and when I took a small peice out it had about 15-20 of the of them on it, I have now put it close to the surface to get the most light, not sure if this is the right thing to do though as it seems to have developed well in the dark of the filter.
not sure what you mean by spg/salinity?
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