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Old 03-12-2013, 12:52 AM   #1
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Reef noob help please!!

Do you think this type of lighting is fine just for some basic corals? Just to start off?
Or would it be fine for just an all fish tank?
This is my biggest concern for reef tanks and really want to start saltwater I've only had freshwater before and wanted to try this and just start with a 10 gallon
I know it's hard but that's all I have to work with right now
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:54 AM   #2
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Just fish I think...
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:57 AM   #3
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Oh ok no lol super easy corals?

What are some corals that require super low light?
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:08 AM   #4
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You could try mushrooms or zoas but it does look like a fish only light. Does it have the kelvin rating on it?
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:21 AM   #5
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Unfortunately no
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:46 AM   #6
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There are non photosynthetic corals like these-

http://www.liveaquaria.com/diversden....cfm?c=2733+10
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:49 AM   #7
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So these corals would do just fine with my lighting?
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They only require feeding. You do still need to maintain parameters like any other coral though.
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How do you actually take care of coral? Like what are the basics? Sorry I'm kinda of new to saltwater but really like them so wanted to get into saltwater haha
And also I just checked the info for these and do they really need 6" of substrate?
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I don't keep NPS corals so I'm not really the one to talk to about their specific needs but corals in general just need to be kept in stable, prestine, water conditions in order to thrive. As far as my knowledge goes the only difference with NPS is that instead of getting their energy from a symbiotic relationship with the zooxanthalae they catch food from the water column in order to survive.
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