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  1. Fredo

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    Hi Guys.
    I need advice.
    What do I do, if i want to introduce lets say 5 new corals into my 300L. All small to medium LPS. Do i need to do anything special or different, I suppose my question is: does corals contribute to bio-load?
    I'l dose them with "Restore" . water quality. acclamitize??
    What else, please Guys
    Thanx
     
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    I would advise you acclimatize over a period of atleast 1 hour min. And then place all the new corals at the bottom of tour tank for atleast a couple of days so that they don't get light shock! Monitor them closley and if all seems fine, move them where you want them. You also didn't mention what LPS it is. Just a tip... Don't place diffrent LPS corals too closley to each other because they do tend to go into chemical warfare mode when threathend by other similar corals. And before you dose with too many diffrent products, a good water change will be beter.
     
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    What fish do you have?

    Size of your tank?

    What have you added to your tank and update since the sarcophyton issue you had?

    Before you go splashing out on corals it is best to make sure your system can handle the new additions.
     
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    Thanx yes good advice, i didnt think about the light shock, i having MH,
    I know 1 of the corals is Elegance Coral, etc. yes waterchange before and after (chemical warfare) of course, nice vitamins yes, target feed maybe
    Does corals contribute to bio-load?
     
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    Hi NJ
    250L DT, 100L, oversize skimmer, DSB, NP Reactor, big Cheato ball. 17 corals
    Clowns, yelwtail blue damsel, chromis, lubbock wrasse, longnose hawk, cardinals, that pink vissie, etc (no coral eating fish)
    I havnt added anyting realy since sarcoph. i have taken a break from buying stuff.

    All my other coral has been thriving, growing madly , pls explain ""if system can handle new additions""
    Thanx a lot
     
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    Cool. I would start with a "doughnut coral" (Cynarina) and see how that does. They are reasonably hardy. This is if you water parameters are good.

    Give that a week or so and then add the others you fancy.

    If you go for Euphyliia ( hammer, tourch, frogsporne etc) , Plerogyra sinuosa (bubble corals), Catalaphyllia jardinei (Elegance), trachyphyllia (Plating brains) and Heliofungia (plate coral) they are a little more demanding. Some of the Euphyliia are ok. But to start i would rather look at Caulestrea furcata (candy caine), blastomussa, Polyphillia talpina (slipper or toung coral) and Nemenzophyllia turbida (fox coral).
     
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    What LPS were you considering?
     
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    thanx NJ
    Im not 100 percent sure I understand your reply though, but cool.
    Im not starting with corals yes.
    It just fell in my lap, that im getting (X) amount of corals next week, lps, in my already 5year old tank. And that i want to do (know) as much as possible to help/accommidate/nourish/ care for these corals thats coming my way/thats been adopted by me.

    I know u have wisdom fior me
     
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    OK, It depends on what corals you are getting. If they are galaxies, bubble, Elegance and torch corals then you could have a war on your hands. But if you tank has been going good for 5 years then you should not have too much of an issue if it is not already full.

    Soft corals are a PITA when it comes to new additions. They normally fight the new additions. So keep the newbies far away from the old corals and preferably upstream from the new corals. This way the the new corals will get a better chance to defend themselves in a little war if it happens.
     
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    thanx good aDvise, some corals we are getting are Elegance, moon, clADIELLA soft ?? for a friend, gonioporaa stokesi for a FRIEND, tongue coral, polyps, blue mushrooms and some others. my and 2nd persons tank is like 80 % full (so might be a war/problem/ what), i heed your advise about space, any other survival tips pls
     
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    Make sure your friend gets Zooplankton/Cyclopsfreeze and feeds the goniopora daily.
    It's a very demanding coral, that one.
     
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    Are these corals coming from an established tank or from a import box lot?
     
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