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Old 05-16-2005, 05:53 PM   #1
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To get or not to get? Beautiful Red Brain Coral

The guy at the LRS said that I should be able to grow a brain coral in my tank. I have a 24g nano cube with CF 50/50 bulbs I think I average 3.5 or maybe a little more per gallon. Is this enough? He says the CF lights put our better lights that some of the other lights. I'm just don't want to make a mistake. What do you think here?
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Old 05-16-2005, 07:58 PM   #2
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How deep is the tank and what is the exact lighting? LPS corals in general are not high up there when it comes to lighting needs. As long as it's a decent amount of HO fluorescent, you should be okay. Just remember you need to monitor alk and Ca as well.

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It's about 18 inches deep. I've got 72 watts of high intensity JBJ compact fluorescent lighting in it. It's 24g. It's pretty I'd like to have one but I don't want to make that I wish I hadn't purchases. I've made to many already. Nothing I regret just disappointed in.
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Old 05-16-2005, 08:23 PM   #4
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Kinda iffy actually. One reason the watt/gal shouldn't be relied on. If the tank was shallower, you'd be okay but I don't think you'll be successful with a 2x36w PC @ an 18" depth. A 2x65w would have beeen a sure thing.

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Thank you Steve, I don't know now.
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my brain is flourishing under 2x55w pc (actinic/10000k) and one 20w NO fluoro. i think it will do great. i think brains like it in the sandbed, thats where mine is. its about 15" from the lights.
how much is it?i got mine for $18.99 in sf.

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It's $30.00 that's why I debate it. This is getting so expensive.
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i think it will do great under 2x36w pc 50/50 in the sandbed. my brain is hardy - its overcome several BAD galaxea attacks.
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is it a striking color? check out my brain in my memeber gallery...its neon green and orange.
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Old 05-16-2005, 11:18 PM   #10
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That is pretty. I will be glad when mine looks something like that.
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