Coral Placement Advice

BRS

kalebos

New Member
View Badges
Joined
Nov 19, 2020
Messages
16
Reaction score
2
Location
Abbotsford (near Vancouver)
Hi everyone! I am new here and I am new to reef aquariums. My friend got a small saltwater tank and totally inspired me. So I went ahead and bought a 30 gallon tank. I am doing a ton of research and taking my sweet time to make sure everything is done correctly. At this stage, I am curing the artificial rock that I made. It will be months from now until I put my first coral in here, but I was wondering if I could get some advice on coral placement anyways. I'd love to have a hammer, pulsing xenia, octospawn, and a/some zooanthids. Also I will be getting a clownfish or two 100% so I want to make sure to get something they can host in. I'm interested in a torch and open to an anemone. I know two of these listed corals grow like weeds and I realize that I do not have a ton of space to isolate the fast growers. Below I have pictures of the layout I'm hoping to use. And also, incase anyone is wondering, the white on the right is the edge of where my integrated filter will be.

How would you guys recommend I manage fast growers with a setup like this? Also, I'd love to hear suggestions of other beautiful coral that are good for beginners.

I have the potential to provide up to 600 gph of flow incase that information is helpful.

IMG-4070.jpg
IMG-4071.jpg
IMG-4069.jpg
 
Corals.com

Crustaceon

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Feb 15, 2019
Messages
1,428
Reaction score
2,112
If possible, start by placing all of your corals low in the tank. You can gradually move them up by rubber banding the frag to the rock. If you’re seeing positive results and like the placement, that’s when you break out the coral glue.
 
Avast
OP
K

kalebos

New Member
View Badges
Joined
Nov 19, 2020
Messages
16
Reaction score
2
Location
Abbotsford (near Vancouver)
If possible, start by placing all of your corals low in the tank. You can gradually move them up by rubber banding the frag to the rock. If you’re seeing positive results and like the placement, that’s when you break out the coral glue.
Late reply, but that's very helpful advice! Thanks a bunch!
 
BRS

Are you currently running a reactor and media on your reef tank?

  • Yes (please tell us what in the thread)

    Votes: 60 40.0%
  • NO but I run media from time to time

    Votes: 43 28.7%
  • NO I don't use filter media

    Votes: 44 29.3%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 3 2.0%

Online statistics

Members online
2,561
Guests online
7,397
Total visitors
9,958
Premium Algae Scrubbers from Turbo's Aquatics!
Top