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Old 09-26-2005, 11:41 PM   #11
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The eggcrate from HD would be better for gas/oxygen exchange

wat??? does this mean the eggcrate is not good??

and idk if my light kit is shielded if its not can i just put a piece of glass under it so nothing goes wrong??
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Old 09-26-2005, 11:45 PM   #12
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wat??? does this mean the eggcrate is not good??
No. The eggcrate is be better IMO. It allows for better gas/oxygen exchange, which is a good thing.

If your light kit does not have a shield on it, then you will want to put something under it so it doesn't get wet.

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thanks alot mike u helped me alot with most of my posts
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Old 09-27-2005, 12:58 AM   #14
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Old 09-27-2005, 11:06 PM   #15
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Sorry, IMO 80 watts of lighting over a 44gal tank is pretty low lighting. You will not be able to support a lot of corals with that light. Upping the lighting to 2x65 watt would be a bit better. You would be able to keep a wider variety of corals. Depth of the tank also makes a big difference. What are the dimensions? Also, with lighting on the low side, consider skipping the egg-create and going topless. You will get better light penetration.
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You can still keep shrooms under this lighting. As always, I'm sure the list will increase, and so will the lighting. It wouldn't hurt to go with a good 65wx2 pc in case you get the urge to add more later.

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i am really only looking for an anemony tank mabe a few other low light corals that would do good with an anemonie. can mushrooms do good with an anemonie??? and i have a pendagon tank and is pritty high.
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If you are wanting an Anemone, then the lighting changes as does the age of the aquarium. Aneomone's should not be purchased until your tank is at least 6 months old. Lighting, depending on what type of Anemone you have, will require mostly MH, or many 96w pc. I would stick to some easier ones to begin with. Anemone's are great to have, but the requirements are a lot more involved.

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what are some anemonies that live in low light??
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Honestly, Anemone's will require more than 80w of light. I don't know of any off hand that would fare well under the light you are looking for. I have a Condy, and he has been thriving under my MH for the past year. Someone else may have experience with an Anemone under lower lighting.

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