Christopher Marks

What was the first coral you got for your nano reef?

Your First Coral   683 members have voted

  1. 1. What was the first coral you got for your nano reef?

    • Mushrooms
      183
    • Star Polyps
      86
    • Gorgonia
      1
    • Zoanthids
      225
    • Leather/Colt
      32
    • Xenia
      57
    • Candy Coral
      17
    • Other
      83

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need more VOTES for XENIA!!! :)

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Is it strange that I don't remember? Huh.

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pulsing xenia and a couple orange zoanthids =) free from a friend of mine who was helping me get started!

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A metallic green non-branching hammer. Still growing 2.5 years later.

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Grey and red Acanthastrea Lordhowensis' I found a 5 polyp frag at a LFS for $50. That was the first coral I purchased anyway. I picked up a 3 different Montipora Digitata's(green, purple, and orange),at a local frag swap swap about 2 months before the tank was set up, they currently still being coral-sat in a freinds tank. I should be moving the corals into my tank in the next few weeks.

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I put in mushrooms, as I bought the particular frag for an awesome green hairy mushroom (sold as ricordea...). The rock also had GSP and purple zoos on it.

 

Edit. Looked just like the one below my post....:D

Edited by neanderthalman

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my first coral was a fuzzy shrrom. now its like 8'' in diam and was 2 when i got it. Its in my 55gal tank.

 

 

 

~ Brian

 

 

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My first was several multi colored shrooms, an awesome mat of GSP, some orange zoos and a green finger leather frag. Oh and two kinds of xenia

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Frogspawn, and he is out the door this weekend, grew too big for 6 gal cube.

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That sucks that you cant pick more than one coral cause i got a 2feet by 2feet styro. box full of corals for free for my first coral,and i got GSP,clove polyps,10 kinds of shrooms,candy cane coral,ricordeas and lots lots more.

 

holy crap! where did you get all that for free? :o

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I bought two items a ricordia encrusted rock with some zoo's tagging along(orange bullseyes w/green skirt) and a zoo colony(brown w/ green skirts). I voted for the zoo's as they were what I said "sold" to first.

 

Bill :D

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Xenia... It's still the only coral in my tank :( Anyone wanna throw a newb a bone? Lol.

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plus a gonipora...cause they're really hardy!

 

just kidding...

 

a mushroom...it was so pretty...

 

 

No one should ever buy a gonipora coral because they are the exact opposite of hardy. We still have no clue how to keep them alive for more than a few months. Any beginners out there heed my warning, DO NOT BUY ANY KIND OF GONIPORA OR FLOWERPOT CORAL. You will only kill it and waste your money. This is not an insult it is just a precaution. Anybody who says they have successfully raised one for more than a year is probaly lying. Nice joke P.O.T.U.S. :)

Edited by Solarflare8806

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My first coral was a Tongue Coral that I thoroughly enjoyed...It lived for 3 months, all the while accepting the supplements and brine shrimp to help fight the bleaching. the bleaching had a beachhead on the very tip of the coral and that line would shift constantly back and forth and the coral fought it off....it finally succumbed after almost 3 months...a true warrior of the coral world...i miss it alot...RIP

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A rock of five brown zoas that now a year and a half later are over a houndred and nice and red. :D

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Brown Button Polyps, started at about 5 polyps, already up to over a dozen.

 

Free from a guy at work!

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I bought my first coral today! I bought the smallest frag of zoanthids i could find lurking at the bottom of the tank, hopefully they will do well....*fingers crossed*

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gsp

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condy anemone

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last time i checked, jordan, anemones don't fall under the 'coral' category (or do they?). :P

 

- my first coral was a frag or orange zoanthids-- they finally were wiped out about 7 months ago. i couldn't stand the darn things after i started buying nicer zoa morphs. lol.

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eh, w/e. I thought it was a coral when I bought it (since it was my first I was obviously still a noob) :P

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