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Hello,

I am new to reef keeping and to this sight. I have recently purchased a flower pot thinking it was a hardy tank dweller however a friend of a friend of mine said that they have to have copipods and phytoplankton or they'll die in about 6 months.

I was wondering what you all have to say about this along with any other information you can provide me about my flower pot such as it's specific identification. I will attach a picture of it. Thank you for any help.
 

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Welcome to TRT..

How old is your tank? As it is you have just purchased of the hardest corals to keep IMO. I keep Goniopora and have for years.
You can look in my Signature (at the bottom of my post) at my Mix 75 thread. I go in to some detail in this thread on keeping Goniopora. And what has worked for me.
 

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It's a new tank. I let it cycle for a couple months with live rock and sand than I slowly started adding a cleaning crew then fish and recently this flower pot. The guy who sold it to me said they were easy to take care of. Now I know better, I guess. It's a 46g acrylic bow front tank. It has about 35 lbs of live rock and 90lbs "live" sand. It's lighted by a 36" marineland Reef capable LED system. I also run a refugium supplemented by a magnum canister filter.
 

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Well Im not going to lie to you.
1 your tank is to young to attempt this type of coral.
2 your light is not powerfull enough to provide for this corals demands.
3 this is just the top reasons why IMO you should take it back and find a new Coral guy.

Please dont think Im being hard on you, thats not my intention.. Just honest.
 

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One of the first corals I bought was a Goni. LFS said it was easy. I killed in a couple months...haven't tried one since.
 

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YARG!! I actually appreciate the honesty, thanks guys. I will definitely be getting a new coral guy but my options are limited.
 

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You might be better off with limited options. Look online and see what kind of corals you want to keep. Then research the care of the corals. I use this
http://www.liveaquaria.com/
But dont rely on just that source, look around you'll find an overload of info.
 
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