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Old 08-31-2009, 12:50 PM   #11
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FLOWR, but I would like lights that will be able to help low light corals (if there are any, haven't done research on corals yet) so I can eventually get some experiance with corals as well. I am also hopeing to have some corals on my live rock when I buy it.
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That was my initial plan as well. It's a good one. You get experience with the animals and also don't have to buy more pricey lighting.

The lighting you like would entirely depend on the corals you would like later. If you want to keep some of the easier corals. PC lighting is just fine. I have it, and everything I put in my tank seems to do fantastically. It's not as good as MH lighting but it certainly gets the job done.
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Thanks for the advice! What does PC and MH stand for? Aslong as the lighting can help feather dusters im fine (thats what most live rock around here has on them)
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Power Compact (compact fluorescent) and Metal Halide

As far as I can tell, feather dusters don't seem to care much about lighting as long as there is some.

"Place the worm as said in an area of light to moderate currents, and lower down on the reef particularly if the lighting is powerful. The worm hasn’t any need for lighting as corals have. A worm that is positioned in bright light could be slow to appear until it is accustomed to it."
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Thank you, I think I am going to go with those t9 lighting systems, is that wht they are called?
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I don't know anything about T9s. Circline lighting?
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They are like that but not circular, I will try to find out what they are called.

*EDIT* Do you have any ideas for starter corals?
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i'm having a lot of luck with xenia (it grows like a weed. you can't kill it.), mushrooms, a plate coral and frogspawn. They're all doing extremely well in my tank. I've also heard that kenyan tree grows like mad.
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Those look nice, do you have pictures of your set up I would love to see how it comes together. I really like the mushrooms and plate coral. The Kenya Tree and xenia looks neat to. I love the frogspawn.
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I'm actually uploaded some to start a new thread as we speak.

I kill any plants that come near the house, so I'm shocked that corals are doing so well. If I can;t kill these, I doubt anyone can.
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