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    What corals can i use here..

    I'm looking for some Non Photosynthetic corals.. I have a 30g tank that is running 30 watts of NOs on it.. i currently have mushrooms and some Zooanthids in it and I'm looking for something else to put in it.. that does not require light..

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    suncorals require little light.

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    Come on Johnny..

    Get that brain in gear.. lol, There must be some sort of AMAZING coral that does not need any light.. Somthing that just feeds of Plakton or somthing!..

    I trying to think of somthing.. lol But cant!

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    i was thinking..

    Non-photosynthetic gorgonians...

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    well the problem with corals that dont require light is that they are more difficult to keep generally (it is easier for them to "eat light" than anything else we feed them) - but i am sure you know this. So... if you are looking for something colorful (arent we all) you may want to consider a chili sponge (nice red) and a gorgonian (bright yellow with orange spots). generally these are more difficult to keep in light as they get overgrown with algae, so make sure you keep them clean. here are two pictures.
    http://www.marinedepotlive.com/1143574.html
    http://www.marinedepotlive.com/1153474.html
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    Talking mikey

    The brain is always in gear dude. Non photo Gorgs will die in due time because they need massive feedings and most of the stuff we can't provide.[Learned some of this from TOUTOUCHE] and ya said ya had some light! Now, any other corals that require next to no light are very deep in the water and usually not that comon in stores. There is a chili coral which I think also might be known as a fox coral?

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    if i am not mistaken, i think even some mushrooms and polyps may do fine under NO lights - is this true?
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    Yellow polyps look their brightest under normal light. If you feed them they'll be fine. Sometimes too fine *sigh*
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