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Old 12-11-2004, 09:28 AM   #11
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So if i was to keep Button Polyps and soft corals like that not as much light would be needed. How many watts per gallon would be recommended for button polyp?


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Old 12-11-2004, 09:43 AM   #12
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Even a single 65W PC would probably be enough on your 20 gallon long but it may not light very evenly so I would recomment the 2x65W PC fixtures to get it a little brighter and an even dispersed light. Either would be good for some corals, but most of them even if they will survive with on the 65W would grow better and faster with more light. That allows you to have an 10000K and one actinic as well which will give you much better color...


Equipment: 33G SW Reef tank (pic), 192W Coralife PC lighting, PHs for H2O circulation, Red Sea Berlin Classic Skimmer
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Clean Up Crew: Blue Leg hermits, Cerith snails, Astrea Snails, Stomatella snails, Brittlestar, banded brittles.
Critters: Hawaiian feather duster, Coral Banded Shrimp, Emerald Crab
Corals: Open Brain Coral, Cabbage coral, 4 RBTAs, Melon mushrooms, green Zoos, yellow polyps, finger Leather, orange Zoos, Brown Zoos, Chocolate Zoos, Xenia, GSP, Kenya Tree Coral, 2 acropora SPS, blue sponge, candy cane
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