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Old 03-21-2004, 08:51 PM   #1
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How much lighting are needed for most polyps? Do you need MH or will flourescents do?

In desperate need of help, but very excited to learn. I have tasted the world of aquariums and now I'm hooked.

Here is what I have now...

29 gal tank
aquaclear 200
prizm skimmer
maxijet 900 powerhead
100W (maybe 150W) heater, but heating isnt a prob
1.5 inches of crushed coral
some decoration stuff including a couple peices of old dried coral.) Not sure if it is real to be honest...
Crappy lights that I am going to rebuild, just for come flourescents
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Old 03-21-2004, 10:23 PM   #2
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Polyps can go from one extreme to the other. I have seen them kept in tanks that have only NO bulbs. A buddy of mine has several different species of polyps in a 30" tall tank with only 6 NO bulbs in the hood. They are all flourishing in this low lit tank.

On the other hand, they also do extremely well in high lit tanks. My polyps grown fine under my 250MH & 2X55w PC's.

I believe they actually do better in high lit tanks, myself with good water flow. But my friend would disagree.


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Old 03-22-2004, 06:21 AM   #3
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I resent that I have 240w of NO on a 55 gallon.NO=PC lumens for lumens. I'd get some atinics and such for any kinda lights you use anyway
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