Corals on sand bed?

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  1. JP909

    JP909 Feather Duster

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    What type of corals can I keep on a sand bed? Keep in mind it I'll be in a standard 55 gallon with t5 ho 4x54w.
     
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  3. Indiana Boy

    Indiana Boy Coral Banded Shrimp

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    i have a 55 gallon with 4x54w t5s as well.
    i keep a plate coral, a leather tree, and i have a mushroom garden on small pebbles on my sand.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Acans, Favai, Zoanthids, Duncans, Galaxy, Brain, Goniopora, are a few.
     
  5. JP909

    JP909 Feather Duster

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    Thanks! Now how would I keep them from floating around? Also what about green star polyps or frogspawn?
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Frags are commonly attacked to plugs, rubble, cearamic tiles.

    How far are the lights away from the surface ? Which fixture is it and how big is the tank ?

    GSP will do just fine. Just make sure you have a plan for it's placement long term or else you could end up with it growing where you do not like it. Mine currently must be trimmed back because it is growing over the spill gate, impedding water flow.
     
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  9. MoJoe

    MoJoe Dragon Wrasse

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    I was able to keep 2 Maximas on my sandbed (in my 55g) without any prob with my 4-bulb, all high PAR bulbs. The clams were footed on rocks and showed great coloration and growth.
     
  10. texanjordan

    texanjordan Peppermint Shrimp

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    i have a bubble, torch, and frogspawn all on my sandbed
     
  11. JP909

    JP909 Feather Duster

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    Would you have any pictures of them? Trying to get an idea I've also been leaning to a low light clam.
     
  12. grinder37

    grinder37 Whip-Lash Squid

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    There is neon sinularia,green hammer coral,button polyps,kenya tree and green stars on my sand bed.
     

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