02-15-2013, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by funkman262
Hundreds of dollars in a 2.5g?
How many corals do you think you can possibly fit in there?I still don't think you should even attempt a picoreef, especially with zero reef experience, but if you do, only put one variety of coral with maybe a couple species. For example, you can do a couple zoanthid species. Toadstools can grow massive, and will also release massive toxins, especially when sick which will easily kill everything else in such a small tank. If you've done "non-stop research" you would already have this basic understanding of the corals you're interested in. Also, with the smallest amount of nano-reef research you'd know that picoreefs are left for the very experienced reefers. Experienced reefers will always suggest that a newbie start with as large a tank as possible (typically 50g+) because they're much more forgiving. I'm sorry for being so harsh but somebody needs to. I really don't see this ending well for you.
Yeah, I was exaggerating about the "hundreds of dollars" probably most of my coral will be on live rock hitchiking(always trying to find things with'bonuses') cuz I'm cheap like that. I'll probably spend more like 30$ MAX. I have been doing lots of nonstop research on everything else...The toadstools are the ones I just Barely found out about. Yeah, I just saw them on a list of beginer nano corals and they looked pretty so I threw it into my post. thank you SOO MUCH for correcting me though! I will deff not include it. I'm still in the baby steps of my 'nonstop research' as you can tell from my confused posts. Don't worry, I'll still be doing much more before I add anything, but I'd really like to try the pico- can't upgrade, but I'm willing and able to put the extra work into this. I have actually read many stories of beginners sucessfully running picos! Thank you for your honest opinion.
What about small groups of the other corals? Lighting ok? Window?