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Old 10-19-2013, 03:28 PM   #11
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Two coral life 10,000k actinic blue, 2 10,000k actinic white T5s i think, i sill check later tonight
I had the same lights on my 37g bow front than I upgraded to the chinese leds
since the florescent 's just didn't cut it for my sps
talk about night and day ,
I kept the forecents for my feeder/breeder tank that I also grow my macros in

I recently lost the 37g bf tank as a rock busted out the bottom thank god I had a few smaller tanks to house my livestock and coral that I was able to save
I'm waiting for petcos $1. a gal sale so I can pick up another 40b
my friends wife works there and said they expect another sale by mid Nov

My 40b is thriving with those same leds that tank supports mostly sps but has some lps and softies and a nem I'm about to 86 since it ate 2 of my prize fish
thinking of getting a fox coral to replace the nem
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:16 PM   #12
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That's definitely not enough light to keep a nem. Plus, unless you've got the proper set-up & know what you're doing, IMO the pitfalls of keeping nems outweigh the cool factor of having one.

-First, there is no guarantee that your clown will take to it..... it could just as easily take to your powerhead instead, and clowns certainly don't need them to live out a very happy life.
-Migrating nems can be a hazard to just about everything else in your tank..... corals, inverts, other fish.......
-Many new nem keepers can have them for months & think they are perfectly healthy, when in fact they are dying from the inside out and don't realize it, only to wake up one morning with a nuked tank when it finally gives up the ghost.
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That's definitely not enough light to keep a nem. Plus, unless you've got the proper set-up & know what you're doing, IMO the pitfalls of keeping nems outweigh the cool factor of having one.

-First, there is no guarantee that your clown will take to it..... it could just as easily take to your powerhead instead, and clowns certainly don't need them to live out a very happy life.
-Migrating nems can be a hazard to just about everything else in your tank..... corals, inverts, other fish.......
-Many new nem keepers can have them for months & think they are perfectly healthy, when in fact they are dying from the inside out and don't realize it, only to wake up one morning with a nuked tank when it finally gives up the ghost.
Wow, they are beautiful but such a trouble! Guess thats a dream then lol
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They usually won't host a torch and that's a good thing, the torch won't tolerate it. Try some waving hand soft corals, mine love hosting in it and the coral cares less.
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my maroon clown hosts my torc
it seems to tolerate the clown just fine half the time i can't find the clown as he buries himself so far into the torch lol
I keep trying to get a pict but every-time he sees me he comes out before I can snap a pict
but I"ll keep trying
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What are some waving ones, would hammer work?
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I've yet to see a clown host a hammer
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What are some waving ones, would hammer work?
Mine like a octocoral I think is called anthillia. They seem to like the light tan variety better than the brown.
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Mine like a octocoral I think is called anthillia. They seem to like the light tan variety better than the brown.
Any pics of it?
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Yes. It spreads fast but doesn't burn other corals.
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