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Old 07-19-2011, 09:23 PM   #1
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What can I keep under this lighting?

So lighting is the one thing I still dont have down in this hobby but I know many of you can help me out here. I currently have only a 50/50 96 watt bulb over my 34 gallon long (only 16 inches deep) im currently keeping mushrooms, softies and zoas with no problems. these nclude ricordea, torches, bubble and galaxea. I can get a great deal on a 78 watt two bulb T5 HO fixture by solarmax and it has 6 leds which is the main reason I want it. my question is what can I keep under 78 watts of T5 HO + 96 watts of PC, both have reflectors. Also will this light improve my current corals colors? and should I have the PC in frnt or the T5 in front? thanks a bunch
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:22 AM   #2
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anyone got any info?
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:23 AM   #3
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Go full led, I have the Ecoxotic panorama modules on my 90 gallon tall tank (24" deep). Love them. Everything I have under them is thriving including sps. www.Ecoxotic.com Once you go high quality led, you'll never believe how many benefits you were missing.
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:35 AM   #4
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while id love too, I cant afford that right now
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Under the lights you have, you could have more. Under the lights you want to get, you could keep a lot. Most any softy and you could try some sps as well.
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what sps could I keep under the combined lighting?
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I was wondering if I could keep birds nest and montipora maybe some acro? Tho I'm not to interested in that.
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If you place the acros' up higher in the tank you might be able to keep one. The only way to find out is to try I guess.
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Yeah I guess your right. I've had luck "pushing my limits" with corals as I've kept many things that require higher mid lighting in a biocube
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I was keeping SPS with my cheapo odyssea t5''s. Just got to place them higher up and make sure they have enough flow. I have a birdsnest that started with like 3 or 4 tiny little arms and after like 5 months its now a huge branching coral.
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