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Old 09-12-2003, 06:03 PM   #1
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Corals - Anemones and Lighting

I was looking into getting a few corals perferably a bubble coral and a few misc frags.. I currently have 330watt PC lighting on a 55gal tank.. The light configs as shown

4 10k ultra sunlight 55watt bulbs
2 ultra actinic 03 55watt bulbs..

Would this be enough lighting for the bubble coral and most LPS & SPS corals and anemones?

Which popular corals/anemones would not do good with this lighting??

Also I was looking into getting a green carpet.. The ones that usually go for about $30.00 Would that lighting be enough for those as well???

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Old 09-12-2003, 07:20 PM   #2
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I was just wondering where you got a 330 watt PC, I have a 55 gal too and I have been looking at the custom sealife 260 watt?
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Old 09-12-2003, 08:31 PM   #3
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www.petsupplyliquidator.com is where i got mine.. It was 325.00 plus shipping.. And included all the bulbs.. They do have them listed on ebay for 265.00 plus shipping.. They say the ones on ebay have cheaper bulbs in them then the ones on the website.. But i tend not to believe that.. Ebay url listed below

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=46314

Or direct from the website..
http://www.petsupplyliquidator.com/h..._ultrareef.htm

At the website they do have stands as well The quoted me 30.00 plus shipping.. You might also make a special request to get 4 daylight and 2 actinic as they do not have that option on the website..

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Old 09-12-2003, 11:01 PM   #4
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The bubble coral is actualy not that light demanding and will do fine,. I would suggest placing it low in the tank. Most all other LSP corals would be fine a well. There are a few select types of SPS that will do okay in this lighting environment but I would make sure that the tank is at least a year old before getting any.

An anemone could also be supported in this environment but I would not suggest a carpet. They need much more intensity to do well and should really have MH. As well I would avoid any anemone species for at least a year and not ones that get very large. You will find that they may also not be the best addition in a tank with SPS corals. If stung by the anemone, they will most likely bleach.

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Old 09-13-2003, 12:18 AM   #5
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So i should stay away from carpets.. I am looking for something that my tank raised percula's could host with.. Thats why I was thinking about a carpet... Is there anything else that maybe could make my perculas feel more at home?

As In corals I should be ok to go with anything but SPS corals?


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clowns are knowen to host many corals my clowns have checked out the pulsing pom pom and the long ten leather(forgot the name) they have even checked out the mushroom so far they are perfering the pulsing pom pom.
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Clowns will host just about anything they want. I have heard of clown hosting powerheads.
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Old 09-13-2003, 02:47 PM   #8
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Is there anything else that maybe could make my perculas feel more at home?
As stated by the others, a clown does not need an anemone to do well. In fact, the best thing is to house them as a mated pair. They will live much longer and usually stay much healthier. Once mated, a clown pair will choose just about anything to live in/on/around.

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As In corals I should be ok to go with anything but SPS corals?
Montipora digitata/capricornus, porites, anacropora (very rare), hydnophora, pavona and other less light demanding SPS can be kept under the lights you've stated above. As I said though, best to wait about a year for the tank to mature and ensure you have a good handle on the water chem.

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