What Type Of Coral Is Suitable For My Tank

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  1. OCELLARIS

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    hi guys

    is there any soft coral that i can have in my tank that requires very minimal lighting
    just one or two types for a 60L 2FT tank, thanx..
     
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    soft and lps would be good.
     
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    I would go for mushrooms since you get lots of colours and tectures, while they need little light..
     
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    hi kalk

    what type in that catagory would be good :)
     
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    hi lappies

    do these mushrooms extend their growth in abundance or height?
    what lighting hardware do you recommend?

    thanx
     
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    Shrooms grow in disk size (they flat disks) and in abundance where they make more na dmore sepearte disks...

    Personally I would go T5, as high wattage as you can fit...
    They much cooler and cheaper than MHs..
    I run T5's on my system. I like the plug and play units that fit over your tank...I tried the DIY ones, but more aften than not people blow a few before getting the hang of the wiring...me included.
     
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    I would second the shrooms suggestion, most zoas would also be fine! Sun corals would also be ok just require frequent feeding. Some leathers would also do great. Featherworms would also do very good although not a coral!
     
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    thanx guys

    what is a tube worm? what specie or catagory does it fall under?
     
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    Go for 2x white and 2x actinic t5's, most corals would flourish under these! If you want to go for t8's I would suggest the same ratio although you would only be limited to most listed above.
     
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    what kelvin rating would i require?
     
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    The tubeworm would be a invertabrate, you get some nice colors! Sorry cant post a pic as i'm posting from my phone.
     
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    The tube anemone is a Coleanthus. Itis not a photosynthetic sp. Very hardy, good first tie choice...
    I ahve a big purple one. Can see pic on ym tank thread.

    I would not suggest a Sun as first time coral. Takes allot of work..

    Stick to shrooms for a few months and then move on to Zoa's. Zoa's can survive under less light, ut prefer strong lihting
     
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    10k and 20k, on a 2ft you could go for 2x 10k and 1x 20k.
     
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    T5's come in 10 000K and 20 000K. 10 000K white, 20 000K ACTINIC..

    Try and fit a few of the ones that fit nicely over your tank...
    54Watt for 4ft tank for example..
     
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    thanx guys

    lappiesreer i will check your thread, do these tube worms come in
    different colours?
     
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    Jip, mine is purple and green. Mostly they come in browns... but look round....waiting is the name of the game ;)
     
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    yip basic browns to yellow and purple! Beautiful creatures and as lappies said great for beginners unlike the sun!
     
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    Just remember that all low and non photosynthetic corals need to be fed bbs, coraliquid, zooplan or similiar foods! And research their needs before buying as theres always a exception to the rule, something that seem to be harmless and suitable could turn out to be a nightmare!
     
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    how big do these tube worms get?
     
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    tell me is a carpet anemone also photosynthetic and how is the care of it
     
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