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Old 01-31-2013, 01:27 PM   #1
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Will Mushrooms do OK in my Nano?

So i have a non tank that is currently Just empty because I havent had the time with my new job to get it going. However I just got it approved to have it at my desk at work. Its a "4g" but acctually more like 2.5g in water volume. I dont plan to have any fish in it unless maybe I got a Hi Fin gobie and Pistol shrimp. I currently have a nice LED fixture on it because I was originally going to do a SPS nano but water matinence NTY. So I am going to go with a less demanding Mushroom coral. My concern is my light being to strong? This is the bulb

What do you guys think? I just dont know whats the best coral to do in the tank thats easy and will be pretty.
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Yea your going to need to put that pretty far away from the water.
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Did you get the clamp for the fixture? Boostled sells them.

Just have it 6 to 12" from the water line and your be fine. I had a Par38 it's not a over kill type of light. Another member here has a Par38 over your Fluval chi and its doing great.
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My friend has a Rapid led par38 and the par meter at like 20" below it underwater still reads around 250...
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:19 PM   #5
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Did you get the clamp for the fixture? Boostled sells them.

Just have it 6 to 12" from the water line and your be fine. I had a Par38 it's not a over kill type of light. Another member here has a Par38 over your Fluval chi and its doing great.
It's about 6" above the water level. I know they sell dimmers that I can plug the fixture into and dim the light down. I just don't know if thats bad for the led.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:25 PM   #6
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Honestly I think you'll be fine. My friend runs 2 on a 10 gallon. Everything is fine. If your concerned place all the mushrooms on the bottom all different colors. Add some ricordias etc up higher.
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