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Dr. Brent

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For those who have or have kept photosynthetic gorgonians can anyone recommend some species or varieties that seem to do well in a nano tank? I would love to add a few but have little experience in selecting varieties that are reliably hardy.

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The Rainy Day Aquarium

Purple Plume and Ribbon gorgonians are two of my favorites and do well. Spiny Orange gorgonians are also pretty hardy in my experience.
 

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KP Aquatics is where I usually get mine as they seem to have the best prices and are always high quality.

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KP Aquatics is a great source I’ve ordered from several times… and although I haven’t ordered from Seahorse Savvy yet, they have a really nice selection of gorgonians and sponges as well. Purple ribbon and purple rod are nice… I think my fast grower is a grubes but not totally sure on the ID:

 

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Bluelobstor
On 4/6/2023 at 7:35 AM, growsomething said:

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Silver brush up front, purple candalabra in the back have grown the best for me.  I like kp and also gulf coast ecosystems.  Here is their link:

https://www.live-plants.com/

What is in the bottom right corner of the tank? I will be ordering from both of those places when I set something up. I've heard nothing but good things about both.

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Bottom right there is a shallow water rock flower anemone, which I'd bet is probably also from KP Aquatics. Shallow water RFAs don't fluoresce like deepwater ones do, and tend not to have colors anywhere near as bright, but they get larger and can be that nice sort of zebra-stripe pattern.

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growsomething

As tired said, an rfa, zebra or tuxedo pattern.  Put itself in just the right spot to catch a lot of pellets and grew to almost 5".

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Bluelobstor
On 4/10/2023 at 12:57 AM, banasophia said:
6 hours ago, growsomething said:

As tired said, an rfa, zebra or tuxedo pattern.  Put itself in just the right spot to catch a lot of pellets and grew to almost 5".

Thanks to both. I feel a little silly cuz I should have known that. I've had them before they even spawned.  

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