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Old 07-18-2007, 01:19 PM   #1
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lighting question?

How much light do anemones, and clams need? I have 260 watts of light split evenly between 2 10k bulbs, and 2 atinic bulbs, in a 75 gallon reef. It works out to 3.4 watts per gallon. Do i need to plan on adding another 130 watt light strip? will more light hurt any fish, or inverts?

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First Marcinek what type of light are you using, (i.e. halide, power compact, T5 etc.). Most anemones and clams require a lot of light with some clam species being the most light hungry animals we can keep, besides acros. My recommendation, if your using halides would be that 4-6 watts per gallon would work just fine and without halides 8-10 is sometimes recommended.

If you want to attempt clams with your current arrangement I would place the animals as high in the aquarium as possible so they get maximum saturation with the light.

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I`m thinking another light strip will help esp. if you want to keep anenomes and clams. You`ll need to get a moderate light clam like a squamosa. I have one in my gallery.
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