When is a good time to add corals

Discussion in 'Coral' started by JOER0178, Mar 29, 2004.

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  1. JOER0178

    JOER0178 Peppermint Shrimp

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    when is a good time to add corals. Ive had my tank running for 2.5months. my stats are as follows:
    salinity ----------1.023
    pH----------------8.3
    temp-------------78-82
    alk----------------11.9
    ammonia--------0ppm
    nitrites-----------0ppm
    nitrates---------<10ppm
    calcium ---------440ppm
    phosphates----0.2ppm
    i just want peoples opinions on the proper time to add corals
     
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  3. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I would say your ready.
    BUT
    Have you had a big algae bloom yet?
    I lost a Bubble coral because I didn;t wait until after the bloom.
    SO
    You may want to wait until you have gone through that. Or just get a softie or two

    J
     
  4. Speedy

    Speedy Fire Shrimp

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    I'm with J on this. Soft corals are great to start with. I'd suggest some star polyps and mushrooms.
     
  5. JOER0178

    JOER0178 Peppermint Shrimp

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    I WENT THROUGH ALOT OF DIFFERENT ALGAE ONLY GREEN CORALINE ALGAE GROWNS ON THE GLASS KNOW...WELL ON THE ROCK TOO
     
  6. hottielover14

    hottielover14 Torch Coral

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    can I move a coral or aneneome if I add more LS or LR.
     
  7. david

    david Peppermint Shrimp

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    You can move corals hottie!
      But you want to plan out what you are going to do. Thinking about light and water motion. Will either of these be to drastic of a change? It also depends on the situation. I have a L.T.A. and his foot is anchored on the bottom glass under like 4 in. of sand. I think he will stay there permanently. It would be sooo hard too get him out of there and the stress could kill him.
      Stoney corals are easy to move. Be gentle and move them by there skeleton. Be sure where you put them the are sturdy. Give them 3 days to settle into the move, before you even think about moving them again. The best thing to do is try to replicate where they were happy before.
       I hope this helps!!!!
     
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  9. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well Said Mason. I agree.
    The biggest deterent is water flow and lighting. You need to ensure that both meet the requirments of the coral.

    J
     
  10. david

    david Peppermint Shrimp

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    You can also get a box of surgical gloves with NO powder inside! So any oils, lotions, etc. won't irritate the coral and the coral won't irritate you! The purple one's that are not latex with longer wrists are my favorite for this!