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Old 09-11-2009, 12:08 AM   #1
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Planning ahead: what corals can i have?

I've got a 30 gal which is now cycling, and i'm trying to plan ahead a little for fish, etc.
I'd like a few corals, but I don't want to upgrade my lighting from just regular fluorescent bulbs. Is there any that would do well in my tank?

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You're going to have to define "just regular fluorescent bulbs". Like what size/type and how many Watts?

But I'm thinking if it's just a single strip light, then there aren't many that will do well. Mushrooms maybe. Some of the non-photosynthetic corals would work, but they need constant feeding which tends to foul the tank. Perhaps some of the leathers? Not sure about those since I don't have any. I'm sure others will chime in about that.

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I agree with kurt that your lighting is going to be a problem. You`ll need more intensity. At least PC or VHO lighting.


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