Your favorite coral you own?

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  1. DanTer

    DanTer Member

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    Hey guys!

    I have a 20 gallon long tank that's been running for about 6 or so months now. The only livestock it contains is a false perc, skunk cleaner shrimp, and few small miscellaneous coral frags (few heads duncan, few heads candy cane, random zoas, small frag of GSP). I am starting to decide in which direction I want the tank to go, and I was curious what corals people absolutely love? Or if there are any specific colors you love having in your reef. I am leaning towards softies and some basic lps at the moment, but want to hear if anyone has any suggestions/corals they absolutely couldn't do without. Thanks in advance! Happy early New Year everyone!

    P.S. -- Mods feel free to move the post, wasn't sure to put it in a specific coral discussion or not
     
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  2. DanTer

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    Title should be "Your," not "You're." My apologies :)
     
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    ThunderGoose Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    My favorite coral (that I actually have) is a large headed duncan coral. I like the bit of movement and the head has a nice green color. My tank is still pretty new and most of my corals are frags so that may change as they grow out a bit.
     
  4. DanTer

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    I definitely love Duncans. I had one in my old tank that was great. Like you said, the movement is fun. Thanks for the reply!
     
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    My all time favorite coral that I could not do without, which I also currently own, is the Oregon tort. In my opinion there is nothing that can compete with its deep blue beauty. @OP- seems you are leaning more toward lps and zoas but if you ever decide you wanna venture into sps I HIGHLY recommend the Oregon tort, the real Oregon tort though not the many knock offs, and I promise you will not be disappointed
     
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    Instigate Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    At the moment it's my trachyphyllia, but it's also the newest one and this is my first tank so every new one is my favorite one right now. lol
     
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    This is tuff, but right now I would have to say my ATL Strawberry Fields acro

     
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    Blastos are one of my favorites. I have a baseball size merletti colony that i grew from just a few polyps. Sadly the one welsi polyp i had got injured and never recovered.

    Chips acro is another one of my favorites
     
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    Can we see pics of everyone’s favorites please?!?!
     
  10. Tahoe61

    Tahoe61 Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member Partner Member 2018

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    I am fickle, it's usually my newest coral, any who right now it's Green Tip Pink Birdsnest.

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    Definitely my frogspawn

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  12. DanTer

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    Should have included this in the original post, post pics!
     
  13. DanTer

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    Oregon torts are definitely beautiful. I have never really had much blue in past tanks, but it's a color i'd love to include this time around. Not ruling out SPS just yet!
     
  14. DanTer

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    I've always loved Euphyllia. Definitely planning on having at least 2 prevalent pieces in my final stocking.
     
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    My Elegant Coral (Aussie var.) is probably my favorite! It’s grown triple in size since I got it over a year ago... 41788EF0-8371-49FA-95B0-3EC437AA168F.jpeg
     
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    Mine too. Have 8 heads and growing a ninth[​IMG]
     
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    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    True Oregon torts are beautiful.

    My browned out, un-named SPS find for $5, Cali tort:

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    It's the reason it's my favorite right now.
     
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    I’m not sure why the picture didn’t show up in my previous post, but this is the ATL Strawberry Fields 37C4F39F-4624-4E87-8DE7-492BD71C21AB.jpeg
     
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    In my tank it is a toss up between my torches and
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    Long Tentacle Plate
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    but my favorite corals are Trachyphyllia but I don't have room for one right now.
     
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