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Tips For Coral Shopping

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If you have a tank that you would like to fill with some amazing looking coral, such as the Ricordea for sale that you can find, you will want to keep reading. The following tips should help you make sure that you are going to be able to find the best coral for the money that you are looking to spend.

Look For Something Extra

To get a little more bang for your buck, you will want to consider focusing your coral search on ones for sale that come with a little something extra. This could be one that is attached to a live rock. The rock could have some bristle stars or a sponge on it and this can be a lot nicer looking that something more plain. It gives your coral tank a little more personality and it can be a great conversation starter with someone that may have never seen a coral tank like yours before.

Don't Settle On Browns Because Of The Price

You are likely to want to add a lot of variety to your coral tank, but you may want to avoid getting a bulk amount of browns simply because the seller is getting rid of them very cheap. You do not want to end up with a coral tank that looks like it is nothing more than a bunch of brown lumps. You want to focus on searching for the coral types and colors that you really want and that you know will look fantastic under your coral lights.

Watch For Pests On The Fragments

If you can take a close look at the coral, do it. You want to look at the fragments, or frags, and make sure that there are not any pests on them. Some of the pests that you are looking for are flatworms, bubble algae, and aiptasia. If nothing else, just consider your feelings about the frags. If you think that there is something about it that doesn't look right, even if you can't put your finger on it, you will want to consider passing it up. Continue your coral search until you find the colony or frags that gets you really excited. Remember, this is an investment and one that you will hopefully be looking at inside of your tank for a long time to come.

With those few tips, you should find that you are going to be able to easily find the coral you need for your new tank.