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Old 08-07-2007, 09:30 PM   #1
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Coral & Inverts in a BioCube

The BioCube 29 gal has

* 2 power compact fluorescent lamps:
(1) 36W / 10,000 K
(1) 36W / Actinic
* Lunar Blue, (3) Moon Glow LED lights

What kind of (if any) Coral and Anenomies can I put in this tank? Or if it's easier, what kind CAN'T I put in.

And if it's a matter of more light...I found this on nanotuners...any opinions?

http://www.nanotuners.com/product_in...9d0ac51979e9b9
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You are definitely going to need more lighting. Very few corals will survive if any. Yes that lighting will be OK for some corals. You should be able to a good selection of soft and LPS corals.
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OK..Thanks
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I agree, I would definitley get the nanotuners kit for that. That's pretty expensive, but without ditching the entire hood and going with another fixture there really isn't a way to get more light.

Like Melosu said you will have a good selection of corals to choose from then. Zoos, soft corals, and LPS corals will be fine under that lighting.

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I hate to be a pest...I get 2 additional bulbs from that kit.

The bulb selection is:

JBJ 10000K Daylight
Nanocustomst 50/50- 10K/Actinic Blue
Nanocustoms Actinic Blue

Which bulbs (or combination) should I get.

Are the Lunar Blue, (3) Moon Glow LED lights sufficient, or should I get the moonlight upgrade as well

I would like to get some corals and maybe an anenome
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If it were my tank I'd go with two of the 50/50 bulbs. I think the 3 moonlights would be plenty.

IMO, you could get the corals already mentioned (zoos, soft, LPS)...and MAYBE a BTA (bubble tip anemone).
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Cool..I'm just waiting for an answer from nanocustoms as to wether the kit works on a 2007 model tank..The ad specifies 2006.

P.S. A Buble Tip was what I was considering
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If you go through this upgrade the BTA should do well in your tank, BUT I would not add it to the tank until the tank has been up and running for at least 8 months. Anemones do not like poor or shifting water conditions, an established tank is a must for them to survive!
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Thanks for the info, I will be sure to make it one of the last things I add. Should I hold off on the clown I planed on getting until the anenome is added?

I understand that there is no guarantee the clown will host, but I'm not sure if it increases the odds if you introduce the anenome first or the clown first.
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Go ahead and add the clown. They dont have to have an anenome. As Ziggy mentioned wait several months before you add the anenome. They really need a mature tank.
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