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So I am think of setting up a tank filled with all the coral that people class as invasive, things like gsp, Xenia and mushrooms. The sort of things that I don't want in my main reef tank. I currently have a cycled fluval 13.5 with a pair of clownfish and live rock, bare bottom. Been cycled a while with just the fish and clean up crew
I was thinking of using gsp to cover the bare bottom, seen someone online do this and liked the look.
Anyone ever done this sort of thing or have some suggestions of nice coral that people might consider invasive
 
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Why not add Aptasia too. Seems like a waste of allot of effort.
Why do you say that? I like the look of these corals but I don't want them in my main large tank, im not saying I want them to overtake my tank and go unmanaged but they would be difficult to keep cutting in my larger tank so I was going to make a tank that was easier to control them
 

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So I am think of setting up a tank filled with all the coral that people class as invasive, things like gsp, Xenia and mushrooms. The sort of things that I don't want in my main reef tank. I currently have a cycled fluval 13.5 with a pair of clownfish and live rock, bare bottom. Been cycled a while with just the fish and clean up crew
I was thinking of using gsp to cover the bare bottom, seen someone online do this and liked the look.
Anyone ever done this sort of thing or have some suggestions of nice coral that people might consider invasive

Sounds like a cool little tank. Low maintenance, most of those "invasive" corals dont like super clean water. A whole floor of GSP would be different. I like the idea.
 

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+ Aipsta and vermetid snails ;)

I've head that colt corals can be a bit invasive by dropping limbs and propagating that way. The other main ones I've heard about you've already covered: GSP and Xenia.

I think it's a good idea.I'm trying to do exactly that, but can't even keep invasive corals alive.
 
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+ Aipsta and vermetid snails ;)

I've head that colt corals can be a bit invasive by dropping limbs and propagating that way. The other main ones I've heard about you've already covered: GSP and Xenia.

I think it's a good idea.I'm trying to do exactly that, but can't even keep invasive corals alive.
Thanks I've not seen colt corals before, will have to look into them.
 

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Keep what you like, its a great idea and I have started something similar in a old 14 gallon biocube I have.. it's all the things I love but wouldn't put in my main reef tank ;) I have incrusting gorgonian, green star polyps, hairy mushrooms and kenya trees. I also have a 5 gallon that has all the nasty hitch hikers I have caught from my ocean aquacultured live rock.

not a very good pic but gives you a idea what the 14 looks like today.

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Sounds like a cool little tank. Low maintenance, most of those "invasive" corals dont like super clean water. A whole floor of GSP would be different. I like the idea.
My water is pretty stable at the minute. I do also like having the low maintenance tank. I have my tank of lps and sps that I don't want these in so I thought why not use the fluval that up until now has been fish only
 
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Keep what you like, its a great idea and I have started something similar in a old 14 gallon biocube I have.. it's all the things I love but wouldn't put in my main reef tank ;) I have incrusting gorgonian, green star polyps, hairy mushrooms and kenya trees. I also have a 5 gallon that has all the nasty hitch hikers I have caught from my ocean aquacultured live rock.

not a very good pic but gives you a idea what the 14 looks like today.

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Glad to see I'm not the only one who likes these corals and doesn't think it's a waste of a tank
 
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It’s good n cheap too usually. Got a fist sized piece from htcorals.com for 7 bucks.
Not going to lie, I hadn't even considered the cost yet, my LFS pretty much give some of these away because they have so much
 

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So I am think of setting up a tank filled with all the coral that people class as invasive, things like gsp, Xenia and mushrooms. The sort of things that I don't want in my main reef tank. I currently have a cycled fluval 13.5 with a pair of clownfish and live rock, bare bottom. Been cycled a while with just the fish and clean up crew
I was thinking of using gsp to cover the bare bottom, seen someone online do this and liked the look.
Anyone ever done this sort of thing or have some suggestions of nice coral that people might consider invasive
So I am think of setting up a tank filled with all the coral that people class as invasive, things like gsp, Xenia and mushrooms. The sort of things that I don't want in my main reef tank. I currently have a cycled fluval 13.5 with a pair of clownfish and live rock, bare bottom. Been cycled a while with just the fish and clean up crew
I was thinking of using gsp to cover the bare bottom, seen someone online do this and liked the look.
Anyone ever done this sort of thing or have some suggestions of nice coral that people might consider invasive
I love some of the invasive corals, pulsing xenia and gsp. I look forward to seeing how it turns out.
 

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My water is pretty stable at the minute. I do also like having the low maintenance tank. I have my tank of lps and sps that I don't want these in so I thought why not use the fluval that up until now has been fish only

mine is super low maintenance.. Its has had one 2 gallon water change in the last year, no testing, no additives and no prefilter or socks to clean!
 
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I pretty much have a mushroom dominant system. Mostly high end collector shrooms. Alot of people do mushroom garden etc. So I encourage you on that.
The rest can do just as well in your sump or reservoir I've seen alot of nice ones lol with all kinds of fancy neon light and stuff and they can serve a purpose there.
 

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Keep what you like, its a great idea and I have started something similar in a old 14 gallon biocube I have.. it's all the things I love but wouldn't put in my main reef tank ;) I have incrusting gorgonian, green star polyps, hairy mushrooms and kenya trees. I also have a 5 gallon that has all the nasty hitch hikers I have caught from my ocean aquacultured live rock.

not a very good pic but gives you a idea what the 14 looks like today.

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Awesome, I like it. Very cool
 
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