Thinking of going planted

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    I am thinking of getting rid of all the corals and making my tank a lush green garden tank, Will also need to get rid of the Tangs and replace them with some butterflies, reason being is i think that a planted tank will be easier to maintain and cost less. Plus i could have a few of the more non reef safe fish in there.
    Your thoughts?

    Tremayn you can relax will only happen once you take your corals back
     
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    Fantastic idea issue will be feeding the buggers
     
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    Brine shrimp,
     
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    i want to move away from anything time consuming
     
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    One of the sponsors just got in some sea horses that are taking prepared foods. Youre gonna pay through your nose but they are very rare think it was R600 for one. Very nice idea with the planted tank I think it will look awesome, you will also have less filtration needs as the plants do that aswell. Maintenance will be pruning back the plants almost every week.
     
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    Rather me thinks some pretty butterflies


    Hatching and feeding brine is not for me
     
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    I reckon some sea grasses will be more light demanding than corals.

    Some faster growing, outpacing others. Forcing you to trim every weekend.

    Halimedia for example, needs light and Iodine. Caulerpa can outgrow the tank and if threaten for space, can crash. I had bubble type Caulerpa that crashed twice in 2 months.

    Pipefish and Sea Horses would look cool.
     
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    thanks Riaan i am at a stage where i want to try it.
     
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    I snorkelled last weekend over strap caulerpa beds that looked magnificent.
     
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    there is quite a few local species that grow under rocks in the shallower rock pools, quite a few differant species as well.
     
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    Yip, very difficult to get them to eat I've heard.

    If you want something that isnt time consuming, may as well go freshwater lol or nanos, but small water changes will have to be done often.
     
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    yup i will still do the waterchanges
     
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    if your gonna sell your corals and tangs im interested :thumbup:
     
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    Sharp u will be 1st in line
     
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    Sea horses are not that rare and the price of R600 is ridiculous. We get the same ones in here in east London often and they sell for R250 each. My lfs is a pro with them and gets them to eat easily. They seem to take to frozen and live brine easy enough...you could always breed mollies and feed the fry to them I know of this being done.
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    On another note you wouldn't have to get rid of all your corals...some zoas and mushrooms along the bottom rockwork would look awesome amongst the algaes.
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