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Old 07-16-2008, 04:01 AM   #1
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I need help determining what corals i can keep in my 75 gallon tank. My lighting consists of a Nova Extreme 48" fixture T5HO 4x54 watt (2 10k daylight and 2 actinic) total 216 watts. I'm running fluval 405 and 305 cannister filters with a Coralife 220 needle-wheel superskimmer. Ammonia, nitrites and nitrates are at 0. Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
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all soft corals will be fine under that lighting along with most of the LPS coral but wouldn't go near any SPS's. zoo's and mushrooms would do well and are great starter corals/anenomes and have a large range of colours.
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You have about the same lighting as me. Check out my gallery to see what would go in your tank. There are others that I dont have you could have also.
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You have about the same lighting as me. Check out my gallery to see what would go in your tank. There are others that I dont have you could have also.
Gorgeous tank and great advice melosu. I really wanted to get a head of frogspawn and i noticed that you had one. Would my lighting be sufficient for it and other LPS corals?
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I would think you should be OK. I had that frogspawn before I doubled my lighting. I also have it at the top of my rockwork. You should be OK for most LPS and most soft corals. BTW welome to AA
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all soft corals will be fine under that lighting along with most of the LPS coral but wouldn't go near any SPS's. zoo's and mushrooms would do well and are great starter corals/anenomes and have a large range of colours.
i wouldn't recommend an anemone with that lighting.
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That light doesn't have the same the type of reflector as the Pro version, but MAY still be ok for some types of anemones that want moderate light. Be very careful in your selection if you decide to add one. At the very least wait till the tank has been running stable for 6-8 months.
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Thanks guys. I don't think I'll be looking into any anemones. For the time being I'll be satisfied with just corals. I got what looks to be a tiny frag of torch coral from a FLS, and I'll try my luck with that. One of my live rocks did come w/ a free colony of zoas and they look to be thrivin under the lighting conditions so far and this really pink flourescent mushroom looking thing that I just can't ID.
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