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Old 12-18-2009, 01:24 PM   #1
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Too many Corals?

I am the proud owner of a 75G SW tank with a 30G sump/refug and a Coralife Skimmer. For lighting I have 2 actinics and 2 MH.

When I first got into the hobby I did so because I love the color diversity of the fish but have since fallen for corals.

Currently I have:
1 clown
2 chromis
1 hippo tank
1 sixline wrasse
1 longnose hawkfish

But my concern is about the number of coral I have in my tank. Some say that in order to maintain so many coral I should have a carbon filter.
I have:
3 colts Med.
1 pulsing xenia Small
colony of green polyps
small colony of daisy polyps
1 open brain
1 medium toadstool leathers (my favorites)
1 small acropora
1 small colony of trumpets (4 heads)
assorted mushrooms

Is my filtration sufficient?

Oh and what is your opinion on Moon Lighting?:-|
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:25 PM   #2
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short answer: NO

The carbon filter will help if you've got some chemical warfare going on between the corals. So long as you have enough space between them it should be fine.
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Frequent PWC`s should be enough. I dont use moon lights.
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Old 12-18-2009, 05:54 PM   #4
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Sorry, didn't see about the moon lights. I have a reefkeeper system with a moonlight module that emulates the lunar cycle. I love it. My fish and corals couldn't give a crap about it.
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