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Old 06-16-2012, 12:21 AM   #1
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Low Light Corals?

I'm planning on buying some corals for my 55 gal tank. I only have t5 lighting, not the strongest. I know that corals such as mushroom don't need much light. Can anyone post a list of corals that can maintain low light?
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:32 AM   #2
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Mushrooms Kenya trees Xenia are a few lower light corals gorgonians are non photo synthetic online sites that sell Coral will let you know how much light a coral needs
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What kind of light do you have because depending on the fixture and how many bulbs you could keep anything including sps
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Thanks for the info. Yeah I wanted to get some xeina but I wasn't sure if thy needed a lot of light
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I only have a 2bulb t5 light fixture.
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:47 AM   #6
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Just because you have T5, does not mean you only have low light. It depends on how many T5's, what wattage they are, and how deep the tank is.
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:54 AM   #7
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My tanks 20in deep. I made a thread awhile ago questioning f my t5 were high output or not. I just always thought my lights were too weak for coral.
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How many bulbs are there, and how long?
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2 bulbs, 30" each
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:11 AM   #10
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Yeah, on a 55, that is pretty low light.
I just didn't want you to limit yourself because you thought T5's weren't powerful enough for corals.
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