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Beginner corals are great for people who are just starting out in with the new reef Tank and who are going to make mistakes. Beginner corals were chosen by our coral farm, because they are less likely to die in a system that is NOT perfect.

Beginner corals tend to be hardier than that most other corals, and therefore if you make a mistake in water chemistry or in the temperature or in other things in your tank, the beginner corals are more likely to survive your mistakes.

When you first start out with a reef tank, you will make a lot of mistakes. Hopefully you'll make LESS mistakes by reading some of the information on this website!!! Nevertheless you will make some mistakes and you will subject your corals to stresses. If you havent already, I am recommending that you start out with a fish tank first and get some experience with salt water fish and monitoring the water quality. Get some experience with such parameters as specific gravity or salinity, how to maintain a constant temperature of the water and other issues such as feeding and water pH that are covered here on the website. And then when you're ready for corals, we recommend you start off with soft corals. In fact, we don't recommend most SPS corals for your tank until it is at least a year old.

The corals that we've chosen as good "Beginners" can survive under a wider variety of conditions than some other corals. They can tolerate a wider range of pH swings. They can tolerate a wider range of temperature and salinity swings. These corals also can tolerate a wider variety of different lighting conditions. These corals can typically survive under lighting from the lowest light such as standard 40 W fluorescent bolts all the way up to metal halides including compact fluorescence and VHOs. For more info, be sure to study the section on lighting to understand

These hardy corals that are beginner corals are good choices for people who are just starting out or are not that knowledgeable yet. Or perhaps you're a person who maybe doesn't pay as much attention to your tank and you go on vacation or weekends away, and nobody's monitoring your tank. These corals will tend to survive the fluctuations a little bit better than some more.


If you have a typical system that beginners have, that is higher, in nutrients and maybe have a hair algae problem that you're fighting. Your tank has high levels of Nitrates and phosphates. These corals it should have a better chance at survival then some of the other ones such as the SPS or the more sensitive corals. Some soft corals actually can thrive in a heavily polluted water. For example, if you go down to the South Pacific area, often in their harbors you will find a soft corals doing well. Xenias and other softs can grow like a weed's in heavy nutrient organic waters, and they can actually thrive in very polluted waters. Some reef keeper use soft corals to soak up pollution!

So what we have done is chosen. The corals that are less sensitive and more likely to withstand shifts in all of the parameters.


The stony corals that we've chosen as hardy beginners also tend to be less sensitive and seem to typically do well in higher organic or more nutrient rich waters than some of the other some corals are they going magazine using is to have a tendency to melt down at times especially if they're growing rapidly. So, we don't necessarily recommend seeing is for beginners, actually, I guess we do it think it's in her beginner to ask to check on the side. But he do keep the right amount of iodine in your system. Then you should avoid a crash and seniors should do well. When his senior crashes in also released a lot of pollution into the system so you have to be careful of also.

That's pretty much all you need to know about hardy beginner corals. Just remember that hardy beginner corals are specially selected because they're able to withstand a wider range of instability than many other corals. These are corals that are good for a beginner.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 February 2011 20:29


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