View Full Version : Coral Only Tanks
04/13/2006, 06:38 PM
Just wondering what kind of setup you guys run for coral only tanks, i've had great success keeping , growing and fragging corals in aquaria with fish, but i have never tried a coral only setup so i was wondering about how you guys go about doing it, do you use exactly the same setup as you would for a stocked tank?
04/13/2006, 09:01 PM
Only an opinion...not based on any studies...I wouldn't try. There are great advantages to having a few selected fish...algae control being the most obvious. Additionally, I'd keep a six-line or other wrasse to control some pests.
I don't see any downside as long as you're not feeding much.
04/17/2006, 10:28 AM
Any other info, i'm not worried about algae control
04/18/2006, 06:05 AM
usually the sps need some kind of Nitrogen, usually from fish wastes
i have heard of some people keeping sps with no fish, but the colors are very drab
they most always add fish and find their colors improve
I would prolly say feed lots to your coral, Oyster Pearls, CE, etc... to overcome the lack of fish
04/18/2006, 12:12 PM
I have my frag tank connected to my display tank... No fish in the frag tank, but they are in teh connected display. I don't like the fish in my frag tank cause they are always swimming around making waves when I'm trying to get top down shots.
But if I wasn't connected I would put some sort of wrasse in there.... JMO
04/18/2006, 05:10 PM
Ah sounds good, i'll go with just one fish then :)
04/20/2006, 12:14 AM
I haven't had a fish in my tank in months, and I cannot say that I have seen any major changes in color or growth rates. I also have mixed tank, so I have to make periodic feedings which in turn produces waste and hence begins the nitrogen cycle.
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