I need a Brain !!

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    Brain coral for beginners ? Any suggestions on make and model ? Servicing requirements etc. Fuel ? Substrate ? Additives ?

    Thanks
     
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    Right, lets start with the easy bits, to save me searching, how big is your tank? what lighting do you have? how long has the tank been running? what else-corals,inverts and fish- do you have?

    All these are important to start recommending what corals will be suitable
     
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    400l, 800 x 800 x 630mm, 50kg LR, Running for 6 months, DNW200, 110l sump with DSB and algae




    Fish - Yellow tang, clown, domini and midas.
    2 x hermits (blue), fire shrimp, boxer shrimp, cleaner shrimp, tubeworm

    Lighting - MH and T5's

    3 x leathers (mushroom and finger)
    1 x green star
    1 x frogspawn
    4 x frag sps (too small to work out make and model)
    Loads of other weird LR life forms
     
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    one rule must be on substrate
     
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    Have no substrate :(
     
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    OK, I will look for this little boy
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    You don't need any, these will come on little lumps of live rock, you then stick these to your own liverock with milliput
     
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    new plan of action? what sort of substrate
     
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    dont advertise your mental capacity!!!!lol
     
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    Huh ????
     
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    The title of your thread dude;)
     
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    With a sub zero IQ, I can't keep up with you guys :)
     
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    Is this what it looks like grown up ?

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    No, that is it grown up - it will reproduce so you get more of them.


    Are you anywhere near northlands pets? i just went through the corals they had - they have trachyphillia - which are similar to the open brain (well they look similar)



    Edit, late night - i didn't see the piccie properly - YES this is what they look like ( Note, don't half look at a picture when under the affluence of incerhol)
     
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    it really looks funny for someone to say they need a brain! iq i mean ok
     
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    Sorry no I am in Joburg, Northlands is about 600km down the road.

    I will check them out when next I am in Durban
     
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    How about a toadstool or Sarcophyton? easy to keep softy - look great too.
     
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    Hi Warr -the only problems I have with keeping an open-brain, (not that I have one - but that's what I have been telling myself) - is that they might damage easily by what ever (falling rock, hermit crabs, shrimps, fish rubbing against them - thinking they are rocks, etc) - and as such, die.

    BUT other than that - I do not think that this coral would be TOO difficult to keep. Except that your water parameters MUST be on par (high calcium, high alkalinity, no nitrates/nitrites/ammonia). I do also not think that this coral needs TOO high light neither TOO high water flow (low to medium water flow)....

    Also - it can be fed if you do not have a high number of pods in your tank (no substrate usually equats to very little or no pods)....
     
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