Looking for easy nps to care for

Discussion in 'NPS Corals' started by skyvern2130, Mar 5, 2014.

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  1. skyvern2130

    skyvern2130 Stylophora

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    Well my current 72g is a low light aquarium since it is a predator tank, Ik most other coral won't survive with the low light I have so I was thinking a few nps corals might be nice but I might be wrong on this one.

    And when I mean low light it has only string led lights over top of it. Like I said this tank is a predator tank all it has one they are out of qt well be 1 antennata lionfish and 1 Fox face.
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Dendrophylliidae like Tubastraea, as long as you feeding them appropriately. Some hardier Gorgonians.
     
  4. skyvern2130

    skyvern2130 Stylophora

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    As for feeding then appropriately you mean not over feeding them or the right type. I was going to use the reef chili or marine snow. Probably the snow since I can get it locally


    I was already going to put gorgs in my 12g sea horse tank with a few other corals since it will have the leds for them
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No that will not work. You'll need suspended meaty feed foods like mysid, fish eggs,.....a frozen brand like Rods Foods. You'll need to feed a couple times a week and not jeopardize your water quality at the same time, this is the reason most people give NPS a pass.
     
  6. skyvern2130

    skyvern2130 Stylophora

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    Mmm I guess I well forgo it for now. I will stick with easy corals in the smaller tank till I can get done with school and get my big tank for a coral
     
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    Get a small frag of tubastrea if you're worried about too much feeding, I'd stay away from NPS gorgs as just about all of them require constant feeding. Another easy NPS would be dendro's (identical in care to sun corals, though much slower growing) or tube anemones (often over looked as NPS.)
     
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  9. anpgp

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    I second the dendro recommendation. I would get the fat head type although I don't think they are being imported anymore so prices are going way up. They are very easy to care for. I target feed mine frozen mysis and brine shrimp and they love it. No need to worry about phyto or other filter feeding types of food.
     
  10. skyvern2130

    skyvern2130 Stylophora

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    thanks for all the suggestions, i might just try one of those if i can find a pice at a reasonable $
     
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    Reef_Ninja Spaghetti Worm

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    +1 on the dendros/sun coral. They're fun additions, easy to care for, and add some bright color to the aquarium.