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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.
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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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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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Old 12/14/2017, 12:59 PM   #13
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I've had a torch coral host clowns, but the clowns I have now ignore my torch. Torch corals are a pretty good beginner coral (along with frogspawn and hammer corals). They branch out and to frag them you just cut the branch off below the live head. You have to maintain calcium for them to build the branches, but regular water changes should cover that. Every coral is fragged differently. Some corals like zoas, palys, mushrooms will just naturally spread. You just put some rock rubble against the colony and wait for them to grow. SPS you just cut off a piece and super glue it to a plug or rock. Leathers you just cut a piece and mount it to a rock using a rubber band or a tooth pick. Acans and brain corals are usually cut into pieces with a tile saw.

Non SPS corals are all pretty easy to maintain as long as you keep up with maintenance, have good lighting and proper flow. Some corals like high light and high flow, others do better with lower light and light flow. Figure out what you want then do some research and ask questions. Don't go into the LFS and just get something without knowing it's needs. And don't count on your LFS to tell you the truth.


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