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Old 05-24-2011, 08:02 AM   #1
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Corals and light problem

I recently picked up a bunch of corals off a buddy of mine some polyps shrooms zeyna tree star polyps and anemone. As I was putting them in I bumped into the light I had and it fell into the tank and now I have no lights. I have a shop light over them but its weak. I just ordered new lights but won't arrive for another week. Will my corals survive till then. Help.
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The anemone will suffer the most without proper lighting for that length of time.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:00 AM   #3
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I would have to agree with joy. What kind of light did you order? is it enough for the nem?
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Ordered a 4 bulb t5 lights over a 20 gallon tall. Will they die or can it be saved
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Yea this really sucks. Just tracked the order and it won't arrive till the 31st because Monday is a Holliday and stupid fedex don't deliver on weekends
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I think you should be ok. Just let them have whatever light you have until then. You got a decent fixture so things should spring right back quickly after you get the light. The nem, I'm sorry but I just don't know. In my opinion I think he will make it a week but it could be he doesn't. Can you let him visit with a friend til your lights come?
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I think I might take off the lights on my planted 55 gallon and put it over this one. They are 2 56w 10k t5 bulbs.
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You could rotate between the 2 fixtures you have. The corals should be ok with minimum light. Still not sure about the nem. I think with some light he will pull through. Has he started moving around in the tank looking for light? What kind of nem is it anyways?
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Its a bubble nem. And I put him on the top rock few inches from the surface hasn't moved yet.
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What I'm saying, will the 2 t5 10k be good enough till the lights come
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