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Old 04-09-2012, 11:40 AM   #1
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Zoas tenticles turning brown?

I bought some new Zoa's about 3 days ago who's tentacles were green but now they are brown. Only some of them are brown. Do they need to be moved closer to the light? I moved them higher and ill see what happens. I have two t5 lights one 10k and one 6500kto should I upgrade the 6500k?
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:10 PM   #2
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Hey Ben, I think lower kelvin rated bulbs tend to grow more algea, as like a 5600 or around there is a plant light grow bulb. You'll probably have better luck with like a 12,000k.
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If I had a choice on bulbs for a 2 bulb fixture I would get a 12k or 14k bulb for the white and an actinic blue for the other. The 6500k is good for a planted tank but not a sw tank.
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If I had a choice on bulbs for a 2 bulb fixture I would get a 12k or 14k bulb for the white and an actinic blue for the other. The 6500k is good for a planted tank but not a sw tank.
I'm limited to what zoo Med makes in the 22in. 6500k,10k or an actinic. What should I get another 10k or an actinic.
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I'd stick with a 10k and the actinic.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:24 PM   #6
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Here is the one they sell is it OK? Will it produce enough light for the Zoa's in my 30 gal along with the 10k? Thanks for all the help.
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