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Old 02-12-2012, 03:05 AM   #1
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SPS with 4x39T5HO; 30gl tank???

Is it possible to keep SPS and/or LPS in a 30gl tank with 4t5ho lights? I think is 18inch deep
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:41 AM   #2
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Lps-yes! That would work the majority of lps

Sps- ehh i dont think so. I think youd need a nice skimmer for water quality, and a better light..

Someone correct me if im wrong please
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:29 AM   #3
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It wouldn't work if I kept the SPS in the top half or should I really just spring for the 6 lights
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:30 AM   #4
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And yes, I will either be using a hydro slim skim or an aqua c remora HOB
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:35 AM   #5
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i'm sure with quality lamps and single tube reflectors you should be able to in closer to the top, which SPS are you lookign at keeping?
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Not 100% on individual names but a few blue and red acropora with LPS below
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My fixture would probably be aquatic life or marine land b/c neither of my lfs have TEK fixtures
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I've got an aquaticlife 4-bulb with ATI bulbs and I'm having mixed success. I'm currently keeping a Humilis, Monti cap, another branching green acro, sour apple birdsnest, and light blue bushy acro. Everyone is doing great except the bushy acro is bleaching on one half. I haven't figured out if its due to too much or lack of light, or not enough flow at this point.

*Note: All of my SPS are in the top 1/3 - 1/4 of my tank.
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Okay, sounds good to me.. Thanks
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Acropora is the highest light sps. Montipora would be a lot easier. Some acropora may work in the top 1/3 of the tank.
Growth may be slower, and the corals may not be as colorful as they would be under stronger light, but I don't think they will die.
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