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Old 01-09-2007, 12:27 AM   #1
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Lighting needs of feather dusters

Just curious because i have noticed a few very small feather dusters on my live rock. They must have come on it and made it through the cycling process. How much light do i need to keep them alive? Right now i have a coralife 260W PC fixture on the tank.(it's a 120g) I know these lights aren't strong enough for corals or anemones in a tank this size, but it is a FOWLR and i had the light left from my old 75g so i put it to use. Will this amount of light be enough to keep the dusters alive??

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I have 120g tank with 260w Pc fixture and my feather duster has been alive for over a month... seems to be getting a bit bigger. some other ones have sprouted up too.

i don't think they require light at all

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Old 01-09-2007, 01:09 AM   #3
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Featherdusters are filter feeders.
They don't contain any zooxanthellae for photosynthesis so they don't require any lighting to survive like corals and anemones.
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