Re:New Tank Set-up


Hi Tammy!

I don’t have any artificial coral in my tank, and I would imagine that mixing fake with live might look a little odd, but I hear there are some pretty good replicas out there! My horses love to hitch in the colt corals in my tank, and the corals have got used to being hitched on. It took them a couple of weeks to get used to it, at first they would completely close up after being touched, but now they barely close any polyps, even where the horses are hitched. I also have a finger leather, and devils hand and a lot of mushrooms and zoos in the tank. It makes for a very beautiful tank with a very natural look with the corals swaying in the current. I tried some sponges but found that unless it was an extremely small specimen that they always eventually die. So I wouldn’t recommend those, especially if you are just starting your tank. Tonga branch live rock makes from great hitching posts and you can arrange them in really cool ways. I also have some red macro algae in the tank for some more color.

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