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Old 04-24-2015, 05:37 PM   #1
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high light corals

I am new to salt water aquariums. I currently have a 20 gallon tank with led`s. What is a good high light coral that can be placed near the top of the tank on my live rock. They will be about 8 inches below the water surface.
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What kind of LEDs?


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Old 04-24-2015, 06:33 PM   #3
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+1 just because you have leds doesnt mean you have high light.

Theres a ton of difference between Marineland leds which can barely support low light corals compared to the kessils which can support pretty much everything.
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To answer the question, there are many SPS that are high light. Montipora are a very hardy SPS if the LEDs are able to support it.
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My lights are Orbit marine strip that my local supplier recommend. They are set at 70%
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Old 04-25-2015, 01:08 PM   #6
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With that LED unit, I'd be only keeping Softies or Zoes, those units are junk for light. If your running a 20g tank, I'd assume your running a 18-24" unit, and that thing only has 18watts of LEDs. No way that will support any high light corals. My recommendation would be Softies only, and even then it would be pushing it.
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I'd think lower light lps like Duncan's, acans and such would be fine too. Is it a 20 high or long?


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That looks good to me. How many fixtures did you use? 18 watts isn't a lot of light but calling them junk is pretty harsh to the OP. You may need more than one and/or just grow softies.


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Thanks, I run 2 bars on this tank and can grow anything in here.


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