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Old 05-10-2007, 04:13 PM   #1
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Canary yellow porites and lighting

First off... I've got a 200W (actually 196!) compact flourescent fixture over my 46g bowfront.

I've got a spot in my tank, about 6" below the surface, that has good high water flow. I'm thinking a little branch of canary porites would look perfect there. Do you folks think it would survive with my lighting? Or would I lose the coloration? I know it would prefer MH, but I'm wondering if I'd be OK as long as I keep it right up near the surface.

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I think you'll find most corals will do well in a variety of lighting. What you *will* notice is that the coloration will not be as strong under less intense lighting. Personally, I think your fine but it may not "color up" like it would under MH or even VHO.

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Here is some info on them. They both say high intensity lighting which I dont know if you can achieve with PC`s. As PC said it might not reach full color with them.
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IMO, it'd be fine.
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It will most likley turn brown, if it doesn't die. FWIW I had a porites under VHO (2x75 w on a 29) and it was never happy. When I went to MH it finally stopped dying and came around.
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It will most likley turn brown, if it doesn't die. FWIW I had a porites under VHO (2x75 w on a 29) and it was never happy. When I went to MH it finally stopped dying and came around.
Thanks for the info Mike. How deep was it placed in your 29g?
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I had it about mid-level, maybe a little higher. FWIW it was a brown encrusting porites(the kind commonly seen w/ christmas tree worms). YMMV but I don't think it will hold color under PC. How about a Montipora cap. or maybe a digita? Some colors hold better under fluorescents than others. If I remember right, greens do best.
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