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GwenInNM 11-12-2012 08:17 PM

I got some corals!!!
 
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Check out my pictures of my new additions! I love them. Any tips on best care for them is much appreciated!

Frog Spawn, Acropora, Green Star polyps and Trumpet corals. At least that's the names I was given for them :-D

OOOPS!! I'm so sorry, I didn't mean to post here. I thought I started a new thread. Embarrassed and can't delete

evanlundberg4 11-12-2012 09:19 PM

Those are really neat. I like those trumpet corals.
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Sqbear46 11-13-2012 12:16 AM

Beautiful :-D I'm so jealous!

Reefing Madness 11-13-2012 08:27 AM

Those are Green Trumpets. Very nice!!

Pearl2011 11-13-2012 07:53 PM

How much lighting do you have?? I love the green corals(green trumpet?)!!!

GwenInNM 11-13-2012 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Reefing Madness (Post 1308949)
Those are Green Trumpets. Very nice!!


And I love them! I squirted cyclops and baby brine at them, and they actually have tentacles than come out to grab food. The picture doesn't capture the bright color they are. Now I guess I need to worry more about my calcium level which is high in the 480 range. The guy I got them from acted like he does nothing to care for them, but I'm not sure these corals don't need some specific care that I need to be more aware of. I cheated last time buying salt, and bought a cheaper brand (Top Fin) and I'll be going out to get either Reef salt or instant ocean. Suggestions??

Gwen

Reefing Madness 11-13-2012 08:11 PM

Instant Ocean is fine. Feeding them once a week or every other week is also fine. CA at 480 is a bit high but nothing to be alarmed about with Hard Corals, they will knock that down right quick, I'd leave it there and watch how fast they take care of that, then you'll have a routine dosing schedule already for them.

GwenInNM 11-14-2012 06:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Reefing Madness (Post 1309707)
Instant Ocean is fine. Feeding them once a week or every other week is also fine. CA at 480 is a bit high but nothing to be alarmed about with Hard Corals, they will knock that down right quick, I'd leave it there and watch how fast they take care of that, then you'll have a routine dosing schedule already for them.

Ah, thanks I didn't realize that:shock:

As far as my lights I have four 48" actinic VHO 2 white and 2 blues over the tank. It's the same lighting the person I got the corals from had over his 75 gallon.

Reefing Madness 11-14-2012 08:18 AM

VHO= Good lighting. NOt much used anymore, but good none the less.

bigehugedome 11-14-2012 11:09 AM

looks nice. DO you have any full tank shots anywhere?


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