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Old 09-24-2003, 04:40 AM   #1
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list of corals suitable in a low or moderate lighting enviro

Hi there,

Can anyone help me to list down the types of corals suitable in lot or moderate lighting enviroment?

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How low of light are we talking about?

Mushrooms and soft leather corals will do ok in lower light but there is still a limit on how low they can go.
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Hmm, how low?

Lighting issue is alway being such a debatable question.

Many factors considering in lighting setup.

Low or moderate lighting may/could be refer to using normal FL light or combination of compact power light (e.g. corallife 10K/20K kelvin, 15watts), actinic lighting (e.g. zoomed actinic light 18watts)

Strong lighting may/could be refer to Metal halide lighting, VHO lighting.
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Its also relitive to tank size.

Oh and Power compact florecents put out just as much light as VHO.

For example on a 55 gal tank.

4 X 40W NO florecents would IMO be classified low light (160W)

4 X 55W PC florecents would be IMO calssified as moderite light (220W)

2 X 150W MH with 1 VHO actinic IMO would be classified as strong lighting (410W)
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Ok I get the idea. Else, we wll be drifting out of the topic from coral to lighting.

Based on the low/moderate light, what kind of the soft corals will be recommended?

So let me begin with the list.

1. Bubble coral
2. sea fan
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Mushrooms of all types

Soft corals of the leather variety
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