coral stocking - most corals added at 1 time

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max number of corals added at one time

Poll closed Oct 28, 2010.
  1. 2 or 3

    24 vote(s)
    26.4%
  2. 4 or 5

    31 vote(s)
    34.1%
  3. 6 or 7

    15 vote(s)
    16.5%
  4. More than 7 , please let us know how many and what

    21 vote(s)
    23.1%
  1. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi all

    as indicated by the title, what I am asking is for people to post about the maximum amount of corals, size and types , they added to their set ups at any one time

    If you could also describe the state, age, size of the system when this introduction was made that would also be appreciated

    Thanks in advance for contributions

    Steve
     
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  3. GuitarMan89

    GuitarMan89 Giant Squid

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    I've added about 5 frags at one time, mostly sps to my system which at the time was about a year old. They were added to my 55 gallon tank with 20gal sump.
     
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  4. yamaharider73

    yamaharider73 Kole Tang

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    Steve, I have added 5 small frags at once.

    Monti cap
    zoe colony
    birds nest
    green slimer
    galaxy

    The tank was about 5 months old 120 gal with approx 25 gals in the sump. I lost all but the zoes and galaxy. With my work schedule at the time I let my tank go. I have learned my lesson thou. I Just ordered my RKL and dosing pumps. I am going to try to make it as user friendly as possible.
     
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  5. MTips18

    MTips18 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Frags mainly for me i've added 5 to a year old 125 gallon with a 40 gallon sump and 20 gallon ref
     
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  6. yamaharider73

    yamaharider73 Kole Tang

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    Steve. I think I have seen this fish some where before....Not sure thou.


    do you recognise this fish? if you are the owner of the fish above or you know who owns this fish, please let me know, so I can arrange for its return
    Steve
     

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  7. jonjonwells

    jonjonwells Great Blue Whale

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    I have added a dozen at once. Several colonies and a bunch of frags. This was in my 150 about 6 months in.
     
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  9. Dingo

    Dingo Giant Squid

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    Steve, mine are mostly 7+ at a time... I add them usually from frag swaps so im bringing home a lot of frags at a time. There is the occasional one that i pick up from a friend or from a store but this is not very often.
     
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  10. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I think it was 18 maybe a couple more all small frags, a mix of all types
     
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  11. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    6-7 to a 28 gal, with CPR fuge.

    Mostly acropora, monti, duncan, hydnophora. When I buy frags I usually buy a quit a few at a time.

    The tank was probably 4 months old. JBJ 28 gal HQI, stable, cycled with cured LR.

    Most frags are about 2 inches in average I would say.
     
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  12. blackraven1425

    blackraven1425 Giant Squid

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    I tried posting twice in this thread from my phone earlier, but it said "Firefox is offline" after I hit ubmit, and it didn't save the tet I wrote lol.

    I added about 8 acans at once, ranging from 1.5" x 1.5" to 3" x 2.5" in size. They all did well for about 3 months, and all but once died when I raised mag to 1700 to battle a case of bryopsis. The tank was about 4 months old at the time. They had all grown new heads by that point, so I'm pretty sure they'd still be alive if it weren't for the mag raising. 65g tank, about 45g actual water volume.
     
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