Help me decide on new LPS corals

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  1. Curryb15

    Curryb15 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    hey all like the tittle says I need help on deciding what corals I want to buy at RAP NY in June?
    My tank is a 55 cube that has all lps and 2 birds nest mixed in. I also have a few different kinds of mushrooms. My main focus thus far has been euphylia but I want to expand into some other kinds of lps. I’m not good with naming different corals and don’t want to go to RAP in June and not know what I’m looking for. So with that being said let the suggestions fly !

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    maybe for a different pattern a chalice or favia may add a different dimension
     
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    lobos have beautiful color and interesting shape; not particularly good neighbors though:

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    Curryb15 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Yes I just got my first chalice and love it ! I definitely wouldn’t mind getting a few more
     
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    Curryb15 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    What about feeding ? I normal spot feed reef roids. Is that good enough or should I be feeding things like mysis and what not ?
     
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    Curryb15 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I have room on the sand bed for a lobo but don’t know much about them I will have to look Up care guidelines for them. Beautiful coral though
     
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    +1 to lobophyllia. My Lobo is my favorite coral in the tank!
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    Why not some Acans and/or Blastomussas?
    You can find amazing specimens...
     
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    Curryb15 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I do have a single acan colony in my tank. A few weeks ago I tested my salinity and found that my refractometer was no longer calibrated. This led to my corals withering away. Turns out my salinity was at 1.018! So I brought it back up, my acans recovered but still do not look like they did on day 1. They never show feeder tentacles and are not as big or puffy as day one. For this reason I wasnt going to get anymore acans until I figure out how to care for them. I generally will buy one of a coral and learn how to care for it before I buy more of that coral. Like my single blasto just barley survive in my tank. But back to the acan I will try and find a pic day 1 vs now
     
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    They are hardy and do well with moderate lighting and moderate flow; a weekly feeding of meaty foods helps with growth.

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    Curryb15 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Here is day 1 vs now. Sorry the current pic is bad quality but you should be able to see the difference

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    Yes, I I understand and the first it looks healthy IMO now you know better how to handle them...
     
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    Scoly
     
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    Hi Mike
    If you don't mind could you take a close up pic of your chalice you have in the bottom right of you tank , looks like one I'm trying to ID
    Thanks
     
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    I’m nursing them back to health with feeding 2 a week with reef roids but it’s been a real slow heal
     
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    Like my blasto's[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Look at the wwc og bounce or a nice scolymia
     
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    I love my Lobos, they're pretty simple to care for. Reef Roids is good, they also can be fed and will grow quicker with Mysis or other types of mesty foods. Low to Med light, I keep mine in Med water flow area. I have a few located down on the Substrate and two mounted on a rock. They all do great. Very colorful patterns out there, the bright orange always pops nicely in any tank.

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    Another one[​IMG]
     
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