Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-19-2006, 09:43 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 143
FOWLR and a few corals?

I am looking at a 100 gallon tank with dual overflows, a large DIY sump, a 100-150 lbs of live rock, and a Berlin classic protein skimmer. Is it possible to maintain a FOWLR tank with a few soft corals? I would like to have some corals for colar and character. Any coments or advice? Thanks.
__________________

__________________
SharkMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2006, 09:46 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 783
With the proper lighting and inhabitants I dont see why not.
__________________

__________________
Come Join The Dark Side
Marc118 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2006, 10:42 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 143
I was looking at the orbit compact fluorescent light it is a 280 watt total output. I know its pretty low light but I can't aford metal halide.
__________________
SharkMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2006, 10:51 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 783
I think that probably isnt enough lighting. Depending on how deep the tank is and where you place the corals though.
__________________
Come Join The Dark Side
Marc118 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2006, 12:09 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 143
The tank is only 20" tall and I was thinking they could go towards the top of the tank. My main focus is fish but I would love to be able to add some color to the tank. Arn't there a few low light corals out there.
__________________
SharkMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2006, 12:41 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 783
Here are just a few low light corals ( thanks HighFi )

http://www.fantasyreef.com/database/...rdirection=asc
__________________
Come Join The Dark Side
Marc118 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2006, 01:54 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 143
I am a little confused at how the WPG rule work. Couldn't I have even medium light corals towards the surface where the light is more intense, and low light corals lower in the tank? since the tank is only 20" tall 260 watts of light should be able to penitrate the water right? Please advise. Thanks.
__________________
SharkMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2006, 11:01 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posts: 3,294
My question is what type of fish are you looking to keep... the WPG will mean nothing if yoru going to keep coral eating fish..
__________________
9/02-125 REEF, 125 lbs LR,LS 4x160 VHO, Reef Devil /Sump, Fuge
7/03-55 FOWLR 60lb LR, 50 lb SD sand 2x40 NO strip light, Reef Devil/sump, Fuge

TANK PICS http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=98202
seaham358 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2006, 03:01 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 143
The main fish that I want are a naso tang and a regal tang, a goby or two, and a few other peacful non coral eaing fish. I am also going to have a large filter system.
__________________
SharkMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2006, 11:04 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Montgomery County MD
Posts: 288
In my opinion, you need at least 450 - 500 watts of light. You might have a chance with VHOs. four 90-watt VHO fluorescent bulbs might cut it. But 2.8 watts per gallon may be a bit too weak.

Also, regarding the link, be careful with the carnation coral. Only a few dare on that one.

Tangs and stuff, I don't think you'd have a problem with them. Actually, you have a pretty good setup for a tang (or two). Gobies are cool.

good luck!
__________________

__________________
We live and we learn
AMANIQU77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
coral, corals, fowlr

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice needed for a 110g FOWLR and some corals jcmelski Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 56 06-03-2009 05:45 PM
300G FOWLR - Lighting for Soft Corals? themangia1984 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 11 12-02-2008 07:14 PM
FOWLR is no longer FOWLR Yellow Jobber Saltwater & Reef - Identification 7 08-14-2007 12:05 PM
Corals stinging other corals?? xxnonamexx Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 4 10-13-2005 12:19 PM
Ok, soft corals, hard corals, What's the difference? Obmanta Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 10-10-2005 06:12 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.