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cthulhu77

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Nini...have you maintained a reef tank before? You might want to try some soft corals prior to getting an octopus...

greg
 
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arnt corals harder to keep than octopus? you need more light wich octopus wont be tolarent to and all the equipment can get anoying.
 

i got crabs

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most soft corals arnt too hard to keep. never realy got to hard corals. but dont u think the equipment needed for corals would be a waste as they wouldnt apply to octo. light systems arnt cheap. matb better to try some delicate inverts such as shrimp. if there still around when u get your octo theyll b a good snack or sometimes if u have a good repore with yout lps theyll trade them with u for other supplies. though u never get back what u put into it.
 

nini

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yeah i guess so never thought about that, looks like the coral would requier more then its worth
thanx
 

Cephkid

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Just as a note: categorizing corals as SOFT and HARD isn't that wise. Anyways definite no-nos for an octo tank are Zoanthids, Ricordea (mostly), SPS and LPS (pretty much any stony corals) and brain. They require too much light.
 

cthulhu77

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Well, resolving them into two groups is the way that they are typically sold, so soft and hard coral is just fine.

If you think that corals are harder to keep, or need more esoteric equipment than octopus, you are totally off your rocker.

greg
 

LiquidFunk

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IMO, zoas dont need much light... ive got less than 100w on my 40g octo tank and the zoas do just fine (no octo yet, it may tear them apart).

Im sure octos are smart enough not to eat them (they are very toxic) and they dont sting, so I dont see why they would be a bad choice.
 

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