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Old 09-09-2006, 02:42 AM   #11
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With your tank depth a 250w 14k would work well unless you want keep clams on the bottom then I would go with the 400w. With your tank width you may get some dim spots on the sides.
I think that you would be okay with clams under a 250w. My friend has a gigas under almost that exact setup and its doing awesome. Maybe a crocea or maxima wouldnt be a good idea but then again you could put them up at the top of the tank. They are rock dwelling clams anyway! Anyway I think you'll be happy with your decision. Good luck!
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well, I changed my mind, instead of going with a single 250w (which would have been a DIY box type thing) Iv'e found a sale on a brand new aquarium dual 150w halide complete with 14k bulbs for only £150, which seems too good of a deal to turn down, this should be okay to keep soft coral which I prefer to any other coral anyways, would I be able to keep a BTA if kept high in the tank?
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I think a BTA would be okay under that. However you dont place a BTA where you want it. It goes where it wants to go. Hopefully its a smart anemone and get up to the top. I think it will be okay though. Maybe someone with the same setup can tell you a little more.
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However you dont place a BTA where you want it. It goes where it wants to go
ah, thats true, maybe I didn't think that through ... but if it isn't stupid, and it's happy with the water, shouldn't it find a spot where it gets enough light?
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yes it should. However my anemone looked until it found my PH. Then it was all over the tank. Just make sure you have something keeping it away from them. I had to learn the hard way.
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