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Most of the polyp, mushroom, and leather corals are good choice for beginners. Although symbiotic algae called zooxanthellae hosted within them supply most of their nutritional requirements through photosynthesis they do require supplemental feedings. Supplementing their diet with the addition of iodine, trace elements, marine snow, phytoplankton, and food for filter feeders will help to insure their continued good health. Judt remember you still need the right lighting requirements for them to survive. But if you did your research you will be good. I proper wattage for a reef tank is 4-5 watts per gallon. If you stay in those requirements you will open up a wide range of corals. Another tip is to get them from the same region, as different regions have different temps.
 

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I would say so to. When you start buying corals research placement in the tank and leave plenty of space. When you put them in your system don't panic if they don't open up right away as corals tend to do this to clean themselves every so often. Good luck. :D
 

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bettababy had a good point. Start with the leathers and polyps, etc. till you get a feel for corals. Then go with the more diffacult corals. Its cheaper to mess up on the lower end then the higher end corals. Not to say that you will.
 
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