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Old 07-08-2011, 12:18 AM   #11
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do each have individule reflectors?, if so you can grow whatever you want in a 29g, if not you'll probably be limited to mid light LPS which is not bad cuz must of the mid light LPS are the best looking, my fav the hammer coral
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Yes. Each bulb has there own reflector. So does this mean I can keep corals that require high light like clams and acropora?
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Yes. Each bulb has there own reflector. So does this mean I can keep corals that require high light like clams and acropora?
Yes, you should be able to keep some acros and clams. Just remember, light is only part of the equation. In my experience, I've found current and water quality to be far more important. In the old days, my brother had a tank with two 400 watt halides, but poor parameters (no maintenance ever) and no current. He bought a bunch of sps including acros and they were all dying. I thought I would give them a shot, since they were dying anyway, and sure enough most of them grew back amazingly. I had a small tank (30 gal) pc's and tons of current. Your t5's should have plenty of light to grow what you want, of course pretty much all of today's options for lights are pretty good. I can't believe how good one of my reefs is doing under 1 watt leds. Good luck and let us know how your lights work out.
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sure you could house arcos and clams, but if thats what you plan, then make sure your perameters are prestine, nitrates no higher then 5ppm and phosphates non existant. also better keep up on your calcium and essential trace elements. acros are ammong the hardest to keep, and its not just light that they need to grow and stay colored
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