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Old 12-27-2006, 12:27 PM   #11
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LOL! No problem, I was never that great at math! Thanks for the correction.
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Well I have noticed that since I put the extra strip of T5s on things in my tank have started to liven up alot. I had a few polyps on a piece of live rock that I bought open up after not being open for a month or so, my mushroom carpet (I think that's what it is) went from 4" in diameter to opening up to 6"...they like it alot and it makes me happy!!
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Old 12-27-2006, 01:08 PM   #14
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WPG is not a perfect guide but it is used as a general guideline for people that really cant grasp the intensity and par and other things that make this subject so hard to understand. That`s why I use the wpg guide.
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WPG is not a perfect guide but it is used as a general guideline for people that really cant grasp the intensity and par and other things that make this subject so hard to understand. That`s why I use the wpg guide.
Me too, it just makes it simple and is a general guide.
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High lighting requirements for anemones is misleading as they can do just fine under lower lighting.
Dr. Shimek stated that lower lighting can be supplimented with extra feeding and not just for the short term. As long as they get enough total nutrient, and as long as water conditions are suitable, they will survive and grow.
ALL of my tanks are under NO lighting for 13 yrs now and I have no problem keeping sebae's and bubble's, and, I don't feed them directly, either.
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Someone always comes through with a story about how they provide the minimum possible and their anemones, corals, etc. live fine.

But then people wonder why one day their anemone or coral just shrivels up and dies too.

Things can be alive, but they wont be as vibrant, grow as large, or live as long unless given proper care.

Is you sebae bleached out yet?
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I think a lot of people have no experienced the power of T5... many people say if they had to redo their lighting situation they would go T5 over MH.

T5 puts off an incredible amount of light, if you have a 29Gallon tank I don't think u'll have any issues. You got plenty of light
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I am putting off my MH installation and getting T5. I think they are awesome. Run cooler, save energy, puts more light over a broader area. Can't beat that.
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Things can be alive, but they wont be as vibrant, grow as large, or live as long unless given proper care.
This says it all. I think its a very good acessment.

I think you have a valid point mnestroy.
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