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Old 01-27-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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polyp and zoa lighting

how intense does the lighting have to be for polyps? and zoas?
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:58 PM   #2
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not very. what did you have in mind as far as lighting?
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While on the lighting subject would 4 t5 54watt bulbs 2 deep blue and two white do the trick for some easy care simple corals?
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A 4 bulb T5 fixture will generally allow the keeping of many basic corals and even LPS.

what size tank is it going over though? How long and how deep?
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Standard 55g just got the light today after waiting a week for it. I was looking for slink t your reef tank to show my father. You have a link?
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A standard 55 should be fine with that light. You might wanna invest in some better bulbs but otherwise you can keep alot of corals.

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Thank you! Figured this question could be helpful to dwarlionfishlover as well.
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thanks both of u! what are some in-expensive corals that don't need much lighting?
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zooa's, mushrooms and leathers are all pretty cheap. Might try some candycanes or a hammer coral as far as LPS. Very colorful and easy to keep.
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do they all do ok with not that much light?
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