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Old 05-09-2004, 01:08 AM   #1
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How many watts of light needed per gallon?

I have a 35 gallon hexagon tank, with a powerquad 96 watt retrofit light kit..is this enough?
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Old 05-09-2004, 01:40 AM   #2
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I would say that would be ok for softies. Not good enough for clams, acros or anenomes. I personally wouldnt do LPS either
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I would say 3-4 for softies
4-6 for LPS
6-10 for SPS and Clams
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whats a softie
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soft coral -- mushrooms, colony polyps ect.
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in addition SOfties (soft too touch, no skeleton. Xenia, leathers,

Lps (large polyped corals) INclude Bubble coral, frogspawn, hammer, galaxia, branins


SPS (small polyped corals) Hard coral, has skeletion, acropora, milleopora, staghorn.
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what about bubble coral theres some in there not doing to bad, but my brain is struggling
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I would say not enough light. I would also try feeding your brain as well as your bubble. Try putting a piece of shrimp on both. If fish try to eat it out of your brain, get a 2 or 3 litre bottle and cutt the bottom off and place it over the coral
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I would imagine a 35 gal. hex is deep. The best bet would be to get a MH to punch a lot of PAR through the depth of the tank. Probably want to go with at least a 175 watt. Pendants will help with heat over sit on top canopies. The PC 's you have are probably not enough for the brain depending on how deep it is. Try moving it closer to the lights if its down deeper.
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i agree with jackdp. I would even maybe do a 250 pendant.
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