Low light corals

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  1. koeks

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    Hi guys would like to know what corals do well in low light (besides) a sun coral looking for something that is low maintanance to place in a dull area in my tank??any help would be appreciated
     
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    depending on how low the lighting is, perhaps Euphyllia, bubble, Fox, candy cane?
     
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    what bout mushrooms?
     
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    forgot about 'em shrooms, they should be ok.
     
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    Non photosythetic gorgonians, tree corals AKA Scleronepthya spp and sponges
     
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    thanks guys basically in my tank i have like a cave and am looking for something to go in their euphylia would be nice but worried the sweeping tenticals will sting my corals above. any particular shrooms or will they all be ok
     
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    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    some shrooms are more agreesive, i'd go for some red shrooms they are very slow growing and like more dull areas with low flow. some of the metalic striped shrooms can be more aggresive and you may need to cut them back if they get to close to other corals.
     
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    Dendronephthya, but i think they need suppliment feeding and alveoporas are also low light corals. Why not the sun coral? Its not as high maintainence as ppl think, I've had mine for over a month now ands its growing new heads and looking big and healthy.
     
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    Hey guys - PLEASE TAKE NOTE: ALL non-photosynthetic coral species, requires a HUGE AMOUNT of feeding, to be and stay healthy......
    This means feeding using coral foods.....
    Also - feeding coral foods does end up fouling the water, meaning that you NEED to have really decent filtration as well as a decent water change regime....

    If you do NOT feed these corals, they always wither away, and end up dying....
     
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    I feed my sun coral frozen brine shrimp every second night and i feed all my corals every day ocean nutrition coral food. Seems to be working as everything is growing and looking healthy :thumbup: So far (touch wood) no fouling of water, bu then again i have a 400L rated skimmer in a 200L tank so its probably helping.
     
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    The best known low light coral MUST be the Chili Coral. They are actually best kept in a cave or under a ledge. They also prever being hung upside down. They do require good flow though, thus you have to have a special spot in the tank for them. I am planning to keep them in my next tank that I am busy with, and I am making a place especially for them!!! They are also excellent for smaller tanks, as they do not take up much space.

    BUT, remember they are non photosynthetic, thus needs to be fed.

    Google it, you'll see that it's quite nice!!! :thumbup:
     
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    Good point there Jacques. These guys need a lot of food so extra attention needs to be payed to water parameters so they don't get out of hand.
     
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    Another beautiful non photosynthetic coral is distichopera. It looks like and SPS and are usually well coloured.
     
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    Dude go for a sun hey they are really nice and add color to the system.
    Hey its time to go Fishing again.
     
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    Sandy zoas opens up at night...

    Check them out. They're like a 5cm polyp and then they open up at night. A very nice yellow...
     
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    Please post a picture, X-Faktor?
     
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    dave you have seen my tank dont wanne be taking the cora lout all the time to feed am looking for something low maintance
     
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    Koeks - I read that you have 9 T5's? Is this correct? What wattage are the globes? Why would you want a low light coral, then?
     
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    J he has six you might be speed reading again.
     
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