Am I ready for corals?

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Hey R2R,

I established a 75 gal tank back in May 2020. I think I am ready to order some corals. Im looking at getting this softie beginner coral pack from World Wide Corals. Id love some input

Tank:
75 gallon with a Ruby Trigger 30S sump
2 API Lights
Reef Octopus 110 Skimmer

Stocking:
1 melanarus wrasse
2 yellow tail damsels
4 green chromis
1 cleaner shrimp
1 clown with a bubble tip anenome
1 haitian anenome
3 pin cushion urchins
40 nassasarius snails

Parameters: using the API Reef Master kit
kH- 125.3
Calcium - 420
Phosphate - <.25ppm
Ammonia - 0
Nitrite- 0
Nitrate - 0-5.0ppm
pH - 8.2
 
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+1 @hds4216's statement, you neglected to mention what kind of flow you have. Also note your urchins are going to "rearrange the furniture" once you put in coral, trust me. We have an urchin we call "roomba"
 

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+1 @hds4216's statement, you neglected to mention what kind of flow you have. Also note your urchins are going to "rearrange the furniture" once you put in coral, trust me. We have an urchin we call "roomba"
I have two of the current usa eflux powerheads on each side of the tank, rated at 2100pgh but they are not even a 1/4 of the way up. So i can make it low or high. And yes, the urchins are all over the place :D but the wife loves them.
 
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Your alk is a little low, I would raise it to about 7.5-8 dKH, but it should be fine for softies. Also I would look into getting more accurate test kits, API is very poor quality.
I have the Salifert test kit for Ammonia, Nitrate and Nitrite as well, which tested the same for those parameters but i dont have the other compenents to test so i just inserted all the API ones. Ill look at ordering Salifert for the other stuff aswell then.
 

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Thanks everyone. I ordered the 4 pack but I let them know I wanted some beginner friendly ones so I am anxious to see what comes.

Any fish you think I should look to add? like a sailfin tang or maybe a flame angel?
 

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A sailfin tang will get far too large for a 75 g. Try a Yellow Eye Kole tang or a bristletooth tang. They stay much smaller.
 
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Thanks everyone!! I received my WWC shipment today (talk about superfast delivery)

I received:
blue/green sympodium
orange tipped clove polyp
Midngiht Daisy Clove
Sour Grape Rhodactis
 
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Any recommendations on removing them from the plugs? or should i leave them on the plugs?
 

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Everyone is kinda skipping over the quality of the lighting system.

Need more info on your lights as to the specs.

Corals require above avg lights


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Any fish you think I should look to add? like a sailfin tang or maybe a flame angel?

One of 3 things will happen with a Flame Angel

1) it will die bc of its sensitivity to changes is high. Meaning it will hide and starve itself bc it refuses to adapt

2) it will live but will NIP at your coral polyps

3) it will live and not NIP

....so in my book you have a 1/3rd chance of getting the situation you want.


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