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Old 06-08-2014, 06:58 PM   #11
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Hopefully that's 14,000k. Ok..so it's a 175 watt halide. How deep is your tank? All of the corals you have are medium light corals, but can be acclimated to higher light. Depending on the depth of your tank I would say you have moderate lighting, so basically anywhere you would like to put them, depending on flow.
As for the actinic supplement, You could use your T8 fixture for that. Put both fixtures on timers and have the t8 fixture run for the full 10 or 12 hours, or whatever your day is for your reef, then run the halide for 8 to 10 of those hours, so you will get a morning and evening simulation.
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Great to know. Thank you. The coral that I thought were star polyps are actually called galaxia. Does anyone have any ideas about that one?

When you say morning and evening simulation what does that mean? Are you saying to turn on the actinic before and after the halide or just for a couple hours when the halide is not on?

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Those polyps you showed are not galaxia. they are commonly called yellow polyps.
galaxia are green and have a calcium based skeleton.
I'm saying that you would run the t8 fixture with the actinic lamp in it for say 12 hours, and about 2 hours in, you would have the halide come on, then 2 hours before the actinic goes off, the halide would go off. This would make a dawn and dusk simulation, sort of. It's not mandatory, but if you like the actinic look and want to view the tank a bit longer, this is how I would do it.
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Thank you. The polyps I showed are not the ones I am talking about. I got some galaxia polyps now also.
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Ok...keep galaxia away from other corals as they are pretty aggressive.
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I have a few more questions and I am going to split them into multiple posts on this thread. Here is my first question. I am looking into other options on lighting and I am wondering if I can get some advice. My tank is a 75 gallon tank. It is 36" long and 30" tall. If I were to invest in some LED lighting, what would I need for my tank? How much blue would I want? Would this take care of both the daytime and nighttime lighting? Is there a good option that is not too expensive such as LED strips or something like that? Do I need to have a certain amount of blue to white? I am trying to figure out what I want. Thank you for your advice.
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My second question is if anyone can identify this zoa? The lighting is not great to bring out the colors but hopefully you can tell me from what you see.
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My last question is help with where to place my corals in my tank. I would appreciate any advice and what I need to do to keep some of my more aggressive corals under control. Here is a picture of my tank and I would like to keep my rockwork as-is if possible. I like the way I have it set up. If not then I will move it how I need to. Also you will notice red and green algae. It is getting under control and there is about half of what there was about a week ago. I am also attaching a picture of all of my corals (which have just been put in to keep them alive until I decided where to put them). I do not have a picture of the Pom Pom Xenia either so please keep that in mind as well. I also have a piece of rock behind the tall one on the right that you cannot see in this picture. It is maybe an inch or two shorter than the one on the right.

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It would only let me do 4 pictures so here are my other three corals.

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Regarding lighting:

Just get two of these 120 watt dimmable led panels. http://www.ebay.com/itm/380924886455
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