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Old 09-01-2009, 10:29 PM   #1
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What kind of corals can I keep with PC lighting?

I have a current satellite light fixture PC light fixture. It has 2 dual daylight bulbs at 65 watts each and 2 dual actinic bulbs at 65 watts each. This is on a 48" 55 gallon tank. What kind of corals do you guys think I can keep with this lighting?
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:34 PM   #2
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Softies, LPS, and a good portion of the SPS, SPS in the upper regions of the tank.
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Agreed as long as the bulbs arent old ^ this guy is right LOL
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Thanks, any recommendations? Which are the hardiest of the bunch?
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Soft coral is best for beginners IMO. Try zoa's, mushrooms, and green start polyps (gsp). With the gsp's, you may need to cut them back alot if they do well.
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I have some 1" frags of gsp and a few other "starter" coral Pulsing Xenia, Devils hand Leathers. I could frag and ship if you dont have a local source. I even need to trim back my macros so if your interested. Someone hooked my up when i started out my reef. I could maybe return the favor.
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Pulsing Xenia is very pretty but can take over. I got some on some live rock and it does spread.
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I wouldnt suggest SPS or clams. Lps, leathers, softies, and polyps are fine.
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Thanks Guys. Appreciate the help. I have a good LFS store nearby (www.fintastic.us) and I was there last week and saw some beautiful corals. I have been keeping saltwater fish-only and FOWLR for over 7 years but never got into corals until recently. I can't wait to get some in my tank.
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I have some 1" frags of gsp and a few other "starter" coral Pulsing Xenia, Devils hand Leathers. I could frag and ship if you dont have a local source. I even need to trim back my macros so if your interested. Someone hooked my up when i started out my reef. I could maybe return the favor.
im game for some xenia frags! or any other frag!

as for wha types, I have power compacts and I have a torch, frogspawn basically the euphyllia family, some ricordia ans shrooms, zoa's I have a staghorn frag a buddy gave me as a test to see how my lighting was and it is actually doing quite well(it is at the highest point in my tank) Ialso have a long tentacle hydnophora which is in the SPS family but they are very tolerable of low lighting, very aggressive coral though! they pack a pretty harsh sting
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