Coral Beginner

Discussion in 'New to Reefing' started by jcg432, Jan 16, 2006.

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    jcg432

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    I have an all fish 40 gallons tank for about 5 months.... The fish are healthy :sfish: ..... I wanted to start adding coral .... What parameters should I check to start adding the coral.
     
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    sailfin What reef tank?

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    First things first. What type of lights do you have? They type of coral you keep will be dependent on this. After that please check your ammonia, nitrites and nitrates. Those would be the key parameters to check for a successful reef. If you are going to add LPS or SPS to the tank, again depending on lighting, you will need to check the calcium and alkalinity. Please post any more questions you might have.
     
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    also a stable tempature and salinity.
     
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    Compatability. Make sure you do not add a coral that becomes food for the fish. Research each animal you want to add and make sure you can provide the needs of the animal you are adding. Lighting, food, currents, water parameters, compatable with current inhabitants. good luck.
     
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