Help! Coral Positioning

kkrista123

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I re-started my salt tank to prevent disease and pests. I cured my rock and let my tank cycle. It is a 90 gallon. I use Hanna Checkers and API Master Reef testing kit and test everyday.
For the past week these were my readings. Salinity 31-32, Ammonia 0-0.25, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 25, Calcium 520, Phosphorus 11. Everything has been pretty much in a range that I think it's okay. I'd still like the ammonia to stay at 0 every day and nitrates to go down.

However, I don't know if my corals are placed properly. I never had a coral tank last which is why I re-started pest free. Please take a look at the pics of my 90 gallon and let me know if any of my corals would do better placed elsewhere.

There are 2 torches, a hammer, xenia (I forget which type but it's the kind that doesn't spread too rapidly!{not pulsing.}) A birdnest, duncan, montipora, some other encrusting corals that I forget the name of and a rock flower anemone. The birds nest is the one I need the most help with.

As for fish I have 2 clowns that were the first in this tank. I then added a hippo tang and just recently added fish number 4, a yellow headed sleeper goby. I have some snails and hermit crabs to keep the algae down.

Thanks so much!

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I re-started my salt tank to prevent disease and pests. I cured my rock and let my tank cycle. It is a 90 gallon. I use Hanna Checkers and API Master Reef testing kit and test everyday.
For the past week these were my readings. Salinity 31-32, Ammonia 0-0.25, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 25, Calcium 520, Phosphorus 11. Everything has been pretty much in a range that I think it's okay. I'd still like the ammonia to stay at 0 every day and nitrates to go down.

However, I don't know if my corals are placed properly. I never had a coral tank last which is why I re-started pest free. Please take a look at the pics of my 90 gallon and let me know if any of my corals would do better placed elsewhere.

There are 2 torches, a hammer, xenia (I forget which type but it's the kind that doesn't spread too rapidly!{not pulsing.}) A birdnest, duncan, montipora, some other encrusting corals that I forget the name of and a rock flower anemone. The birds nest is the one I need the most help with.

As for fish I have 2 clowns that were the first in this tank. I then added a hippo tang and just recently added fish number 4, a yellow headed sleeper goby. I have some snails and hermit crabs to keep the algae down.

Thanks so much!

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the birdsnest looks sad in the shade there, I would just move it into the light. Birdsnest isn't too picky, I've got 3 pieces doing well at various heights in my tank. The big piece is pretty much front and center under the light, and is doing great, has probably quadrupled in size in about 3 months. I have broken a couple frags off it and they are lower in the tank-- they seem fine as well, as long as they get light. It likes a bit of indirect flow to ruffle it's polyps as well.
The xenia, I would definitely move onto it's own rock in the front. You will see why later.
hammer/euphyllia, like to have some good flow
 
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