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Old 09-08-2008, 01:38 PM   #1
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Question is my light strong enough?

hey just wondering if my light is strong enough for my tank. i have a 36 gal tank with a 96 watt 50/50 pc bulb.
in my tank i have 2 clowns a lawnmower blenny a clown goby a skunk shrimp and several snails and hermits.
for coral i have a kenya tree waving hand green polyps and orange polyps and just wanted to know if my light is good enough for what i have.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:52 PM   #2
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hey just wondering if my light is strong enough for my tank. i have a 36 gal tank with a 96 watt 50/50 pc bulb.
in my tank i have 2 clowns a lawnmower blenny a clown goby a skunk shrimp and several snails and hermits.
for coral i have a kenya tree waving hand green polyps and orange polyps and just wanted to know if my light is good enough for what i have.
Sufficient for fish only..... but corals? Your wattage is kind of low. For your tank, you need a minimum of 144 watts total to keep some corals happy. It is common practice to figure 4 watts per gallon for a light system. Thats just minimum though.
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I would say you have enough light for what you have.
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I would say you have enough light for what you have.
Perhaps i'm wrong but Kenya trees need moderate to high lighting requirements dont they?
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It might be enough for moderate light soft and LPS corals. I would think you have moderate lighting.
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Kenya tree is IMO a weed and will pretty much grow under any lighting conditions. They will grow better under strong lighting but will do ok with the lighting derdy88 has.


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Alrighty then....I stand corrected. :p
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You weren't wrong...The better the lighting the better that coral will do but it will deal with most lighting conditions. I'm just not a fan of it or xenia...
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well it seems alright its just that the tank doesnt seem " full of light" its a brand new light aswell. my kenya tree started as a frag was open for a week i fed it phytoplankton. it closed for a week then reopennend twice as big.
i was just curious i bought a orange polyp frag from my LFS and it was open in the store so i glued it to a small piece of rubble LR and it hasnt openned yet and this is day 3 . is this normal?
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and while i have you guys here i have a few more questions ( instead of posting several more threads)
1) im thinking of later adding a royal gramma and a 6 line wrasse ( wise or not so wise)
2) would later in a few months get a maderin. i dont have a fuge whats the best way to get a pod population going and keep it plentiful.
3)friend of mine fragged me a piece donno what it was he said his is worth 300 dollars. umm forget the name. anyways so i glued it to a rock and placed it in the center of the tank closest to the light . my hermits keep picking it off ( ive caught them twice doing it) only at night though. and no its nowhere to be found they picked at it so much that i only found i tiny piece that prob. wont make it.
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