If you could only have one "type" of coral, what would it be?

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by mdbannister, Aug 22, 2018.

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  1. SPS

    192 vote(s)
    38.2%
  2. LPS

    199 vote(s)
    39.6%
  3. NPS

    1 vote(s)
    0.2%
  4. Zoas

    61 vote(s)
    12.2%
  5. Softies (non-zoas)

    36 vote(s)
    7.2%
  6. Anemones (Yes, we know nems aren't technically a coral, but still...)

    13 vote(s)
    2.6%
  1. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    If you had to choose and could only have one type (SPS, LPS, zoas, non-zoa softies, or NPS), which should you choose?

    Vote in the poll and let us know!

    Bonus points if you include a pic of your tank and/or favorite coral. :D
     
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  2. TheEngineer

    TheEngineer Formerly icecool2 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor Delaware Reef Club

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    Zoas. No question about it.
     
  3. ndrwater

    ndrwater Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    I'm an sps guy at this point in my fishy career
     
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    andrewkw Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I would just go crazy deciding. 13 years of reef tanks and they've always been mixed reefs.

    Since I get 0 points for that answer here is my favourite

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  5. norfolkgarden

    norfolkgarden Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019

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    Lol, neon green Kenya tree.

    Indestructible, looks great under actinics and white light, grows tall, doesn't drop babies everywhere.

    If you disappear for work for 2 weeks, it's still there smiling when you come home.
     
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  6. FishLipz

    FishLipz Cheap and Easy Reefer

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    Team Zoa! I’d also consider a euphillia tank as well.
     
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  7. Eastlake

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    Oh man, tough call. But, if my arm is being twisted I'm going to have to say zoas. There's so many color varieties that it's mind blowing and a lot, not all, are relatively easy to care for. Here's a picture of a colony of magicians gone by magician.JPG But, if I would just want a low to no maintenance tank, green star polyps all the way. They're crazy colorful and the way a large mat of it sways back and forth in the current looks like a meadow on a summers day.
     
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    LPS all the way that was an easy one...I thought you wanted just one coral with in the grouping. that would be harder but I would have to say euphillia.
     
  9. norfolkgarden

    norfolkgarden Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019

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    Neon green Kenya tree[​IMG]
     
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    mochaclownlover Well-Known Member

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    All SPS!! (Even though I haven't had the best luck with them yet, the stick bug bit me...:))
     
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    Acans!!!!!
     
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    It's all about the fuzzy sticks for me
     
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    That is really hard. My favorites corals are Goniopora but some are still harder to keep and require to much attention. My second favorite is gorgonia.
    When it comes to Sps I really like montis but not a huge fan of acros.
    I love lps because it is such varied group but so are softies.

    I will go softies because I love gorgonia, sofites group is so varied and most easier to keep when I get busy.

    Sps will win right now because so many follow the latest crazes. This will change again as usual down the road. I remember the last time sps was the craze and then very few wanted them other than the true stick heads.

    I think nps might be the next craze. Because it is still a challenge.
     
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    SPS

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    scardall Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365

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    While I'm a mixed Reef type of reefer, LPS was my choice. (under the stated conditions) I do enjoy the larger variety of choice and looks. ( Space hogs (#) and Territory battles galore are the only Negatives for me) Whaaaa!

    (*) here's one
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    I would do all Montipora
     
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    PanchoG Well-Known Member Reef Tank 365

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    I have to say LPS, fun to watch great colors.
     
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    Acros, acros, acros!!!!

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  19. Waters

    Waters "...in perfect isolation, here behind my wall." R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    SPS.....just going to include a full tank shot since my favorite coral changes to whichever one is looking the best at any particular time :)
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    a coral that doubles in size every 48hrs and people are lined up on Craigslist to buy it for $100 a frag disc!!!


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