First coral

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  1. Konrad

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    Here is a picture of my tank and my first coral, got it yesterday :thumbup: As you can [​IMG]

    see it is a finger leather coral, any good advice on the keeping of this coral? [​IMG]
     
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    cant see the pic?
     
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    Can't see your pic but here it is:
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    Looks good but doesn't look like a finger leather to me, looks like a colt coral.
     
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    Konrad, don't you think you should add more live rock and let the tank finnish the cycle before adding corals? How long has the tank been running? Is that the only live rock in the system?
     
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    the tank has cycled for six weeks now, ive got a 3ft sump with a dsb and a skimmer, am waiting for my bubble blaster 1000xp, will put that in next week, at the moment im running the boyu dg2516 skimmer, not very effective. Im busy curing some live rock and will put that in when its ready, couldnt wait any longer to put in a coral, will leave the system for 3 more weeks before i add any more live stock.
     
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    I would've put all the live rock in from the start and let it cycle - you might have to wait a bit longer after putting the other rock in before adding live stock. Please don't put any fish in unless the ammonia and nitrites test zero as those two fases are very toxic to fish and can kill them. The amount of live rock you got in there now was ten to one not enough to establish a strong bacteria population.
     

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