what corals for a nano

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  1. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    So we have a list of the kinds of fish for each size tank, so what about a list of corals.

    I would generally say this list should be corals that are not too sensitive to light or water conditions as it is rather difficult to keep water parametars correct.

    It would also be helpfull to post pictures with the name of the coral so people can see what they look like.
     
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    Most softies, mushrooms and maybe an LPS high up under the light should be cool.
     
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    Agree with Tony, different colors of Zoas will be exciting in a nano. How many liters and what lighting?
     
  5. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    I have a 48 liter nano 4 jebo dms-400 it has two lights not sure i think one pure actinic and another 24 watt lamp but not sure what the kelvin rating is
     
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    Tony has got it right, Johan. Any corals that require lower light.

    ie. corrallimorph mushrooms, leather corals, hammer corals, frogspawn, brain (trachyphylia)
     
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    anything a clown fish will host in? ive seen they dint always only host in anemones
     
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    Johan - clown fish sometimes host in pincushion leather corals, or sometimes in hammer/frogspawn corals......
     
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    Hi you can keep ,most soft corals and LPS without any problems here is my nano befor i sold it this is mostly LPS i.e frogspawn, hammers, galaxy, GSP:[​IMG]
     
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    I would advise against getting a Lps to host clowns in a nano. ( i know there are a lot of guys that have clowns hosting their lps but most of the time the lps being hosted is very large and in a large tank. Therefore the same lps heads are not being constantly rubbed by the clowns and therefore have time to recover)
    rather get a softy like a pincushion, colt etc)

    This is just from my experience with nano's+ clowns+lps i learn't the expensive way.

    :yeahdude:
     
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    Ps and i am not telling you Johan not to get Lps as some of them are really fantastic.
    all i am saying is that if you have clowns put the lps has high as you can and proved something else for the clowns to host in. ( even though you never know your clowns may like to host a pump for all we know) just watch out with lps and clowns.
     
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