A Hardy, Fast Growing, Pretty & Inexpensive Coral...Does it exist?

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A Hardy, Fast Growing, Pretty & Inexpensive Coral...Does it exist?

  • Yes (tell us in the thread)

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  • NO

    Votes: 21 5.2%
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Smarkow

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Blue staghorn


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I was going to go fish only. But then I saw some tanks and discovered that some of the creatures I noticed first were things that [met this criteria] right off the bat for me like:

* sarcophyton
* pachyclavularia
* duncanopsammia
* zoanthids
* mushrooms (rhodactis in particular)

Quite literally a whole new world opened up because of these budget friendly, attractive, and hardy creatures. Perhaps basic, but they still are a pleasure to observe.

I decided I would try corals because of them and am so glad I did. Now my eyes are open to other creatures like:

* goniopora
* euphyllia
* cynarina
* trachyphyllia
* acanthophyllia

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Tubipora musica! (Pipe Organ)
My colony is fist sized and I think its my favorite piece in the tank at the moment.

It grows quick, is easy to frag, hardy, cheap, does not really have any preferences to flow (it grew fine in both high and low flow / light etc.

Perfect answer to this thread!

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