Originally Posted by cccapt
Your lights are T5 HO
. They are better than VHO
A maxima, especially that big, should be OK with those light as long as you keep it as high as you can. Only problem is when it's up high you can't really look down on the matle to see all the cool colors....and that's sort of why we want them. A maxima is also probably the most sensitive and hardest to keep. I've had my maxima about 2 yrs and it's grown quite a bit. I have it directly under a MH
, but near the bottom of my tank.
Here's a good article
Thanks for info on the lighting....I wasn't quite sure just what those types of lights were called.
That is a really, really good article. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
This clam is absolutely beautiful but I REALLY want to make sure that I have the right lighting for it. The price is (gulp) $375 for 15 cm. I may have to wait to closer to Valentines day for it.
If I don't decide to get it, I'll have to post a picture of it....it's really something to see.
Thanks very much for the info folks....it is GREATLY appreciated.