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Old 11/27/2017, 07:27 AM   #1
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[LIST] Easy to grow low-maintenance Starter Corals

Hi guys, I am new to this hobby.
  1. What are the easy to grow low-maintenance non-toxic Starter Corals?
  2. What and the nutrients they need to grow?
  3. When is the time to frag the coral?
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Old 11/27/2017, 08:40 PM   #2
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Super easy stuff to propagate/maintain?...mushrooms, ricordeas, GSP, zoanthids (although toxic), . No special nutrients needed...other than decent lighting and maintaining your water. As far as when to frag, try using the search engine on this site...you'll find a ton of threads already with all the information you're asking for.

I actually think SPS are the easiest to propagate...however require more maintenance.

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Old 11/28/2017, 06:52 AM   #3
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how do you make the corals spawn the pellets


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Old 11/28/2017, 12:10 PM   #4
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how do you make the corals spawn the pellets
Are you talking about sexual reproduction? (pellets = eggs?)

Coral can not be counted on to spawn on any regular basis. In addition, the larva goes through a free swimming plankton stage that precludes it from being reared outside a laboratory setting, at least with any reliability or cost efficiency.

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2. Good light and fish in the system provide all the nutrient coral needs to live

3. Depends, the minimum viable size for any frag is a single polyp but it will take forever to grow out and may not survive at the same rate as larger frags. If you have two coral encroaching on each other, if you need to make room for something else, if you want to frag to trade or sell, and any number of other reasons can be a good time


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Old 11/29/2017, 10:40 PM   #5
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how do you make the corals spawn the pellets
mine like it when I light some candles and play some barry white


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Old 11/29/2017, 10:48 PM   #6
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mine like it when I light some candles and play some barry white
Mine too! I also put a jigger of vodka in to loosen them up a bit.
Cheers! Mark


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Old 11/30/2017, 06:15 AM   #7
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What is the specific name of the zoa in here and what do you feed it? I'm thinking shrimp or some protein stuff from mollusc. http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2639446



Is it poisonous/toxic to frag because they have that nerve looking thing on them.

Are they like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rlaEMMXXio


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Old 12/04/2017, 10:29 AM   #8
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The name of the zoa is Fred .

You don't really need to feed them anything.
Most zoas are toxic to varying degrees. Use gloves when handling/fragging to be safe.


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Old 12/06/2017, 12:46 AM   #9
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What are some easy corals for a beginner that have the best chance for a clownfish to host?


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Old 12/06/2017, 01:49 AM   #10
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These zoas did nothing but they open a lot to sunlight.


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Old 12/06/2017, 05:50 AM   #11
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Why can I edit the first page?

https://www.marineaquariumsa.com/thr...ef-tank.14316/
http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/f6...ls-138132.html


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What are some easy corals for a beginner that have the best chance for a clownfish to host?
Try using the search option, lots of prior threads with tons of information.


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