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Old 02-08-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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Doughnut Coral

Hey guys so I'm not building a sump anymore found a 29gl one including pump for $50 so I'm picking that up today so with the saved money got a pretty nice sized doughnut coral and reading online it really didn't say about it getting it's nutrients from the lights so was just wondering do I have to feed it often or does it get most from the lights and on liveaquaria it's called button coral Cynarina if that helps. Thanks for the help in advance!
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
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I can tell by its color that it is photosynthetic based. While it will eat tiny bits of food, it should derive a lot of sustenance from good lighting.
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Ok thanks. Whats there growth rate and I have it under 4 54w t5 bulbs so is this light sufficient? And it looks in good condition right its open a lot more now
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Lighting and water column would be my answer. That brown color is a good sign that he`s getting what he needs.
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Ok thanks. Whats there growth rate and I have it under 4 54w t5 bulbs so is this light sufficient? And it looks in good condition right its open a lot more now
I don't use T5's but my guess would be that they are quite sufficient for this coral. Growth depends on the conditions you present it.
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I got 4 Hagen glo lights...it's 2 marine glo and 2 power glo. I think they are 12000 k and 10000 k
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And just got a new job and with my 1st paycheck im gonna buy new bulbs and lighting for my fuge I just got...any suggestions for lighting combos and brand?
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They do best under moderate to low light. Your current lighting should be fine.
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Sweet! Thanks...but they're like a little over yr old should i replace soon or wait til the go out?
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Definitely replace them as soon as possible. I like ATI bulbs- Blue Plus and Aquablue Special.
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