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ReefRookei23
08/01/2010, 06:26 PM
What is the best coral, frags, anemone, and etc. for a beginner an reef tanks. Also can anyone tell me some key things about reef tanks to know and keep up with?

LaOtIn
08/01/2010, 07:03 PM
mushrooms, zoanthids and xenia <----all great, pretty easy corals

zoathids:
http://www.tidalgardens.com/images/coral/zoanthid.jpg
mushrooms:
http://www.liveaquaria.com/images/categories/product/p-39489-ricordea.jpg
xenia:
http://www.nano-reef.com/corals/images/pompomxenia1.jpg

the bubble tip anemone is pretty easy going, they range from pretty cheap to "omg! how much for that red thing?"

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3238/2944865263_df29b20f0c.jpg

key things to know:

keep a journal! log your water test results, water changes with dates and times.

keep it simple to start out with, then when you get more adventurous you can complicate it as much as you feel like. rule of thumb: more stuff, more stuff to break! haha

read, read, read and then read some more! read forums, read books, read articles in magazines, read! then talk to your LFSs, i would suggest you find 2 LFSs you like and compare notes! haha! dont ever take any ONE person's advice, get as many views/experienced voices as you can

at the end of the day, the best advice i can give you is this: go with your gut! its your tank, your baby.

be safe, have fun

jdthomas24
08/01/2010, 09:09 PM
^^^ great response----