Easy Salt Water Corals
Here you will find the easiest to keep corals that are great for beginners in the reef keeping hobby. Generally, most soft corals commonly referred to as softies are very easy to keep. They are tolerant of less than ideal water conditions and often thrive is nutrient rich, elevated levels and even neglected aquariums. They are thought of as ‘dirty animals’ that can thrive is clean water or dirtier water which is common with new tanks.
For many new hobbyists the dream of simply keeping corals alive is the goal, and these corals chosen by our staff with over 50 years of combined reef keeping experience will allow to realize that dream. Later as the tank matures and you become more confident in keeping coral you can branch out into different LPS and SPS ( hard coral) species that require a little more care. These corals however have little to no special care requirement and no special feeding needs. And because they are soft corals they generally do not consume calcium, alkalinity and magnesium the way most corals do. Their lack of a calcium structure means they grow rapidly without any concerns for dosing or chemical additions to your water. They thrive in all type of lighting e.g. LED, T5 , Halide and do well in a variety of flow and lighting conditions.
Beginner corals are usually on the cheaper end of corals ! They don’t cost a fortune, are fun to grow and most are easy to frag adding a new and fun aspect to the hobby.