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Old 02-02-2012, 10:54 AM   #1
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SPS suggestions

I got my new bulbs in yesterday for my T5! I got 2 blue +, 1 aquablue special, and a fiji purple for my 36 gal bowfront.

Any suggestions on what SPS I should start out with?
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:22 PM   #2
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I got my new bulbs in yesterday for my T5! I got 2 blue +, 1 aquablue special, and a fiji purple for my 36 gal bowfront.

Any suggestions on what SPS I should start out with?
You have 2 T5 bulbs, correct? If so I don't think that's enough lighting for SPS corals.

Edited to add: Don't know what I was reading earlier. 2+1+1 = 4 lol
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No, it is a 4 bulb unit. I had a post going last week about its ability to keep sps. After much discussion, it pretty much said change the bulbs and it can house sps.
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No, it is a 4 bulb unit. I had a post going last week about its ability to keep sps. After much discussion, it pretty much said change the bulbs and it can house sps.
Interesting, I have a 4x54 T5 fixture with ATI bulbs over a 75. I wonder if I could keep SPS at the top of my tank....
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I think some SPS would be ok in that 75g if placed properly.
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I was thinking about a monti or a green slimer...if not both.
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Montipora's are a good choice, they grow really fast and are pretty easy.
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I really can't take my eyes off the German Blue Polyp... Mix that with some blue snowflake polyps.
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Seriatopora, monti cap or maybe a monti digitata would be good to wet your feet I'd say.

By the way, your not actually restricted to just the top of your tank, a four bulb fixture with decent reflectors on that size tank will enable you to put them anywhere you like, providing they are not in the shade.

Don't listen to the halide fan boys, your t5's will punch into your tank just as well as their light generating ovens.
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If only PAR meters were cheaper and easier to find... *le sigh*
I made an irresponsible impulse buy of an ORA Green Birdsnest coral some time ago, even though I only have a 2 bulb 48" T5 HO fixture. I couldn't resist. Bad John! Bad!
But, at about 6 inches below the surface with the bulbs another 3-4 inches up, the birdsnest is flourishing! Polyps so extended it looks fluffy, brilliant neon green, and I can't be sure without measuring, but it already looks bigger.
So, stick with medium light varieties like Montis and a few others, and you should be good. The Green Birdsnest is also a good choice. The 'normal' birdsnest needs more light, as I understand it.
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