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Old 08-22-2013, 06:15 PM   #1
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Ricordea lighting

How much light does ricordea need?

I have a 30g fowlr tank.

The light I am using is the innovative marine skkye light dimmable dual strip (18")

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http://innovative-marine.com/skkye-l...rip-black.html
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:34 PM   #2
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Most rics are low to med. light id say yours should be ok under that light My rule of thumb is the brighter the coral color the brighter the light needed to support them
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:47 PM   #3
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Thanks grizz,

Any more opinions...
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:39 AM   #4
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thats only a 20 watt light, your really not going to keep much with it. My ricordeas grow like weeds under 2x250 MH high up in the tank.
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I understand that, I just want to keep a few soft corals to see if I'm successful.

Then if all goes to plan after a couple of months I will upgrade my light so I can keep more corals.
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Mushrooms would do well.
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Ok Greg,

I was thinking of some ricordea, mushrooms, zoanthids. Would all these 3 be fine?
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Ok Greg,

I was thinking of some ricordea, mushrooms, zoanthids. Would all these 3 be fine?
Well, ricordea is generally describing many different varieties and colors of mushrooms. I would stick with common red mushrooms first, then maybe some green and blue ones. they mix together well. Some zoas would be okay if they are close enough to the light.
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Thank you, I appreciate your knowledge!

What about a neon toadstool? I like those. Would I be able to keep one or not?
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Thank you, I appreciate your knowledge!

What about a neon toadstool? I like those. Would I be able to keep one or not?
They call for medium light and yours doesn't quite get there.
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