Healthy coral?

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    How do you tell if coral is healthy or not when buying from LFS? I want to add this LR piece with all this coral attached. Is it healthy? And see below my most recent stats. Guy in fish store said it would be good idea and ok to add this coral.
     

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    You have got to be kidding.
     
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    Helpful.
     
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    You need to research BEGINNER reefing.
    There's your help.
     
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    Nice. Feel better?
     
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    Yep, better than your coral in that tank.
     
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    There is no coral in my tank.
     
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    When the nitrites drop to zero (which means undetectable because the nitrates are consuming them so fast) that's when the nitrate spike comes, at that time you can begin water changes to help lower the nitrates. After the nitrate dropes below 20 ppm you can slowly add corals / fish. Just take it slow only bad things happen fast in this hobby.
     
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    Thank you. Would you suggest adding the coral or fish first?
     
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    I would add a small clean up crew(cuc) before either fish or coral. You can add either or both after that.
     
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    Hey Mario, are you having a bad day? It's almost the weekend:D
     
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    What would you include in the cleaning crew and what species amd how many?
     
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    Go to www.reefcleaners.org Enter your tank specs and John will send you a list of what you need. He is a big help in setting you up right.
     
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    Like Salt said a clean up crew first is best then coral and or a fish
     
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    What is a week end? Where I work every day is Monday
     
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    Nope.
     
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