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11/10/2016, 07:04 AM
my tank is ready for corals.
what should be a good beginner choice? where do I order a pack of frags?
Please guide me.

11/10/2016, 07:24 AM
Toadstool , zoa's , Kenya tree , GSP , hammer , torch .. that's what I would personally add as a first 2-3 pieces to make sure they survive before adding anything else

11/10/2016, 08:17 AM
Really hard to make a suggestion not knowing anything about your tank. Size, inhabitants , lighting.
Are you looking for softies? LPS? SPS? Mixed reef?
Some of the beginner recommendations I think are bad ideas. They tend to cause more trouble down the line. Kenya trees become weeds as do xenia and GSP. Toadstools spit out a lot of toxins. Most softies an SPS do not get along.

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11/10/2016, 08:19 AM
very well.
where do I go about ordering frags? are the online sellers less likely to have hitchhikers?

11/10/2016, 08:42 AM
You are in Miami, I would start with going to your local fish store. I know that half of the local stores in Pittsburgh have $5 - $10 coral frags. That's cheaper then you are going to pay on-line especially with shipping. Once you have a little experience you can go order higher end pieces.

11/10/2016, 08:48 AM
Talk to the lfs owners too. They should be able to help you get an idea of what you want in there and what you can handle. You could go for something as simple as softies, some easier LPS or some basic SPS. You do not want to just go with softies because they are the easiest. I did and now my tank is pretty much taken over by palys and mushrooms. All I really want is LPS and SPS so having those softies is not fun.

11/10/2016, 08:52 AM
I c. make sense.

11/11/2016, 05:55 AM
I don't think torch are a beginner coral, they can be finniky.

11/12/2016, 12:42 AM
I don't think torch are a beginner coral, they can be finniky.

Agree. Try pulsing Xenia?

11/21/2016, 04:55 PM
Whatever you decide to put in your tank, I would highly recommend starting slow. I doubt there is a single reefer out there who hasn't experienced a steep learning curve and the unfortunate loss of animals that goes along with it. Pick up a few easy pieces and test your luck with them for a month or so and continue to build your tank up slowly.