View Full Version : Corals for a 15G

06-21-2009, 05:29 AM
Ok guys, I'm starting to get into the corals. I have a 15G with T5's and i have low and high flow zones. I want ones that require small maintenance (feeding, calcium etc..). I like ones with tentacles and I like ones that are "hard".

06-21-2009, 02:26 PM
What light fixture exactly?
Normal output or high output?
How many watts?

Zoanthids would be ideal. They are small, very hardy, come in tons of colors, and are very forgiving of the mistakes common to new tanks and new keepers.They require effectively no feeding which greatly helps keep water quality high.

Mushrooms are just as good but get much larger and could easily take over the tank in a relavtively short amount of time.

I would not get any hard corals yet. Wait until you can handle the easier ones for a couple months before you worry about them.

Do you have Chris Brightwell's book Nano Reef Handbook?

06-21-2009, 02:38 PM
Do you have Chris Brightwell's book Nano Reef Handbook?

+1 on that recommendation. I also like his line of products.

I agree on the coral selection. Get used to keeping things in that small of a tank before you get into any calcium loving corals. There are some nice LPS that would do fine in there but you really should get used to things like Zoanthids and some smaller leathers first.