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Old 07-06-2006, 03:43 PM   #1
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SPS corals and Clams under PC lights

Hey Guys,

I am thinking about upgrading to a 60gal tank. The dims are 48Lx15Wx20H.

I found a PC Current PC fixture that a 4x130. Would SPS and clams be able to thrive in this lighting.

I have been successful at keeping LPS and an anenome, so I am pretty comfortable with my tank husbandry.

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I alwasys thought SPS needed more intense light than what PC can do.
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Old 07-06-2006, 05:57 PM   #3
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yeah,

thats what I was thinking, but I firured that if I placed it high enough in the tank, i may be ok.

I was hoping someone out there has kept SPS's under strong PC lighting.

Thanks though.

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You might be okay with some SPS's and with some clams. For the most part I think SPS need VHO's or MH's. HTH
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Old 07-07-2006, 08:15 PM   #5
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Depending on species you may be okay. For clams T. crocea should do okay if placed high on the rock work. For coral stick with pocillopora or montipora species.
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Old 07-07-2006, 08:56 PM   #6
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I just bought a 96 watt CF for my 10 gal.

I want a clam for 2 reasons

1. They looks COOL!

2. No Nitrates!

Will he be able to thrive under 9.6 watts per gallon of CF lighting on the bottom, due to the fact the tank is only 12" tall?

Also, can I keep SPS corals under this light?
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The only down side to getting some SPS's under PC's is that some of them loose their color and just turn brown. They are still alive and doing well, it's just that they loose their color. I had a montipora for a while but it turned from purple to brown and I just wasnt diggin the brown. The polyps still came out and looked like it was doing okay.
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The only down side to getting some SPS's under PC's is that some of them loose their color and just turn brown. They are still alive and doing well, it's just that they loose their color. I had a montipora for a while but it turned from purple to brown and I just wasnt diggin the brown. The polyps still came out and looked like it was doing okay.
Now i know why i have brown SPS! HAHA. I got 2 tiny SPS frags for free from a LFS. The polyps come out and look healthy but they are brown. XD
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I thought I read somewhere that if they loose their color (turn brown) that they are not getting enough light. Wouldn't that be a bad sign. Because that is what I look for.
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