37 gallon cube - need advice about types of corals for this newbie!

NCMamacita

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 18, 2020
Messages
228
Reaction score
501
Location
Gastonia, NC
I’m on Day #1 of my new tank. Any coral suggestions for me? I‘ve marked up my rock with possible scenarios. I would love any feedback/advice. Thanks!

E2AEBA1A-FC10-4E0F-A701-F905AD99AE34.jpeg
 

vetteguy53081

Well known Member and monster tank lover
View Badges
Joined
Aug 11, 2013
Messages
40,536
Reaction score
93,917
Location
Wisconsin-Florida in a year
This is exciting for you im sure and congrats on setup. Tank is new- Go slow. Start with a couple cheapies as a test and to build confidence in moving forward.
You did not mention if LPS or SPS. For either category,:

LPS:

xenia
mushroom
zoa
leathers

SPS:

Stylopora
Candy cane
staghorn
montipora
 
OP
NCMamacita

NCMamacita

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 18, 2020
Messages
228
Reaction score
501
Location
Gastonia, NC
This is exciting for you im sure and congrats on setup. Tank is new- Go slow. Start with a couple cheapies as a test and to build confidence in moving forward.
You did not mention if LPS or SPS. For either category,:

LPS:

xenia
mushroom
zoa
leathers

SPS:

Stylopora
Candy cane
staghorn
montipora
Thanks for the advice! I went by a LFS today, and they had an AMAZING selection of corals! I’ll definitely start small....when it’s time.
 

TJDSEKULA

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 20, 2019
Messages
867
Reaction score
1,551
Location
Pocono mountains
Awesome!! Stock looks pretty good, I might choose something other than a toadstool leather though, they get really large and the shedding may irritate surrounding coral. I'd get the gsp and zoa first.. after those are doing well get the toadstool (or similar), next buy the frogspawn and hammer and last the acropora. I'd recommend trying a more forgiving sps like a pocilipora or stylopora before the acros though in the ??? Spot to see if the tanks ready. usually around 9mos to a year is a normal time to try those things ime.
 
Top Shelf Aquatics

vetteguy53081

Well known Member and monster tank lover
View Badges
Joined
Aug 11, 2013
Messages
40,536
Reaction score
93,917
Location
Wisconsin-Florida in a year
Awesome!! Stock looks pretty good, I might choose something other than a toadstool leather though, they get really large and the shedding may irritate surrounding coral. I'd get the gsp and zoa first.. after those are doing well get the toadstool (or similar), next buy the frogspawn and hammer and last the acropora. I'd recommend trying a more forgiving sps like a pocilipora or stylopora before the acros though in the ??? Spot to see if the tanks ready. usually around 9mos to a year is a normal time to try those things ime.
Pocci good but i did Not recommend it because it can take over tank
 
OP
NCMamacita

NCMamacita

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 18, 2020
Messages
228
Reaction score
501
Location
Gastonia, NC
This is exciting for you im sure and congrats on setup. Tank is new- Go slow. Start with a couple cheapies as a test and to build confidence in moving forward.
You did not mention if LPS or SPS. For either category,:

LPS:

xenia
mushroom
zoa
leathers

SPS:

Stylopora
Candy cane
staghorn
montipora
Thanks for your advice!
 
Zoanthids.com
OP
NCMamacita

NCMamacita

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 18, 2020
Messages
228
Reaction score
501
Location
Gastonia, NC
Hey y’all! I’m on week #5 for my tank. So far, so good. I’ve had some aquascaping changes since I started. I added my clown fish from smaller tank, and they seem much happier. I bought some Zoas and GSP from lfs, and they‘re good too.
I’ll take any suggestions for attaching frags. I’ve had a time with them. Tried gel super glue and epoxy, but they were both so messy. It might also be that tank is deeper than what I want. I’m on my tiptoes or on a chair to reach the bottom.

5B961396-1A29-41CB-ACC4-96E2CF45FD7D.jpeg D70161D2-EF0C-4103-821F-1BF551561A00.jpeg
 
Zoanthids.com
OP
NCMamacita

NCMamacita

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 18, 2020
Messages
228
Reaction score
501
Location
Gastonia, NC
Maybe purchase a grabber thing that old people use to place them in the water if it's too deep for you to reach

Screenshot_20200817_105522_com.android.chrome.jpg
Maybe purchase a grabber thing that old people use to place them in the water if it's too deep for you to reach

Screenshot_20200817_105522_com.android.chrome.jpg
Hmmm, I didn’t even think about that. I may need to give it a try.....
 

Amstar

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
May 9, 2020
Messages
220
Reaction score
166
Location
Dayton
For the bottom left I would be careful with frogspawn being to close to spas — also as others have stated toadstools can get big and they may cast a showdown over anything around them.

Gsp as you have keep it on an island -

Duncan’s, Acans are good to start with And hammers as well.

I personally would stay away from
Xenia and Kenya tree — spread waaay to easy
 
Aquarium Specialty - dry goods & marine livestock

What types of R2R interview articles are you most excited about?

  • Specific reef topics! (List the ones you'd like to see us cover in the thread.)

    Votes: 57 38.3%
  • Specific reef personalities! (List the people you'd like us to interview in the thread.)

    Votes: 8 5.4%
  • Not that concerned about the topics...I just wanna see the awesome PICTURES!

    Votes: 29 19.5%
  • All of the above!! ...and yes, I'll list some in the thread. :-)

    Votes: 55 36.9%

Online statistics

Members online
1,993
Guests online
5,093
Total visitors
7,086
Aqua SD
Top