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Old 08-06-2007, 04:00 AM   #1
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Looking for help on corals

I have a Single Satellite Compact Fluorescent Fixture for lighting. What corals can I introdue with this type of set up?
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How many watts is that lighting set up? I see you have a 55 gallon tank.
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After you determine what amount of lighting you have, you can go here and choose that amount of lighting, (low, medium or high) for a list of corals that might be appropriate for your tank.
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One question I would like to ask is how long has your tank been up and running? Adding corals should be done a few months after your tank has completed its cycle. This gives your tank time to mature a little.

That is a good database to get you started! My advice is to research each coral before you buy it so that you have a good understanding of its needs (lighting, flow ect.) that will save you a lot of money and loss.
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the tank has been running for over 1 year, I am looking to spice it up a little.
(10000°K daylight and 460 nanometer actinic) bulb.
2 65 watt bulbs.
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to be honest, that is not enough light to do much with..even mushrooms will have a tough time.
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OK, that is good to know.
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I agree that is not enough as far as lighting. Double that and you should be OK for most soft and LPS corals.
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The addition of a couple of 54w T5s would do a lot for your coral options!
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Ok, I will look into it. Once I get the lights, then I am entering a whole new phase!
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