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    TJDeMars - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    Question More Coral ID's

    Can anyone help me with the ID on these corals? I am just babysitting them in my tank for a few months until my cousin gets his tank re-established from an out of state move. He didn't know much about them either. I know that the 1 is a mushroom coral of some sort, but I'm not sure about it's care and placement requirements. The rest I know nothing about.

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    RWalston - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    The first 3 are leather corals. picture 1 looks line a singulara and the 3rd picture is a sacrophyton. the fourth picture are green star polyps. the last like you said are shrooms.

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    looks like a (common names) sinulara, finger laether, long tentacle leather, green star polyps, and rhodactis mushrooms. all should do well under at least power compact lighting. it really depends on YOUR lights as to where to place them.

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    TJDeMars - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    I have 3-150 watt metal halides and 4-96 watt pc's. It's a Corallife fixture. Are the 'shrooms bettrer in a low current spot? can all of them be split or fragged?

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    As above only my guess on #1 is nephthea
    There's nowhere else I'ld rather be... unless, of course, you're buying

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    lReef lKeeper - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    all can be fragged or split. the mushrooms will do better in a low - med. flow area. i would place them all in a low to medium light level im the tank.

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    TJDeMars - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    Thank you everyone for your help and input. I'll need to find some lower spots for most of them then.

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    seahorsedreams - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    Throw some carbon in your tank and do lots of water changes cause those corals will get involved in a little chemical warfare. It goes on heavily in my tank but water changes keep them all fairly happy.

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    lReef lKeeper - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    agreed, i run carbon 24/7 on our soft coral tank, as they do sometimes compete with chemicals.

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