1st coral- when did you add it?

Discussion in '3reef Site Polls' started by steve wright, Nov 30, 2009.

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when did you add your first coral and why

Poll closed Dec 30, 2009.
  1. within 1 month of set up

    35 vote(s)
    38.5%
  2. within 3 months of set up

    36 vote(s)
    39.6%
  3. within 6 months of set up

    7 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. after 6 months of set up

    13 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. blumoon reefers

    blumoon reefers Millepora

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    Had a very quick cycle due to all LR (never out of water) but waited for about 2 months before adding the first coral. A cabbage leather. Still have it.

    Good idea for a Thread!
     
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  3. oceanparadise1

    oceanparadise1 Fire Squid

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    im bad, as soon as my salt level is correct i add corals, have never had any problems with this either......
     
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  4. jkat21

    jkat21 Bangghai Cardinal

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    I voted after 6 mos,only cause I wanted a FOWLR at first.but when hitchiker zoas/palys started to grow,I realized I wanted more corals...and im sooooo glad I did..went with some blue shrooms which are still doing well today..
     
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  5. Puffer Chick

    Puffer Chick Giant Squid

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    this weekend :D i'll be posting the info when i get it :D
     
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  6. tatted4ever

    tatted4ever Clown Trigger

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    I cant even remember what my first coral was... I think I purchased 1 candy cane head. now its huge....20 heads.
     
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  7. mikeHVAC

    mikeHVAC Spaghetti Worm

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    I got my sand and rock from an established tank so i waited for about a month before i added anything. I added zoas and star polyps. Both healthy, i start with 2 star polyp head! now theres like 20
     
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  9. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    my 1st coral in my very first salt water tank was a colony of green star polyps
    and they where added within 2 weeks of the tank being set up

    my 1st corals in my 2nd reef tank where also GSP , but seeing as I had experienced a diatom bloom on my 1st tank after the GSP had been added , which caused them to only partially open (and worry me) on my 1st set up - I waited about 10 weeks until after diatom bloom had been and gone before adding the GSP on my 2nd set up

    I think GSP have been the 1st coral I have added on every SW tank I ever set up, irrespective of the tanks size

    Steve
     
  10. crazy reef love

    crazy reef love Skunk Shrimp

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    My first coral was a little baby green striped mushroom that my friend gave me for free. I was so excited ;D
     
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  11. patrick824

    patrick824 Montipora Digitata

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    after 3 DAYS- frogspawn, hairy mushroom, xenia, candy cane, and even some monti caps on my 3 gal pico. they are all doing GREAT after 2 months :)
     
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  12. horkn

    horkn Giant Squid

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    I waited a couple of days.

    My 90g established reef was taken down and the 200g was setup. Ll the LR was established, with new sand, and a couple cups of LS from my 90g.

    BTA's, acros, millepora, caps, clam, LPS, softies, everything was transferred with no issues.
     
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