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Old 06-12-2013, 10:33 PM   #31
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So your observation on my nem? Watts per gallon is 2.7, should be 4/g, I know. Thanks for opinion, but it's not as if I have no lighting whatsoever. Won't be long Til I do get LEDs. But still that's going to be a month or so until they are completely acclimatised to LEDs. So this was my best option. Can you not see my approach here? Or is it your way or the highway.
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It's not how many watts per gallon, it's how efficient your fixture is. I believe that buying 100 more anemones will not help the bleached one.
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I see your concern. My lights are T5s (not enough, I know), but these were what everyone backed before LEDs come along. Like I said, LEDs are coming. So my fixtures will be crazy compared to what I have now. Just don't want to lose my nem. I had my nem for a few months before it turned for the worst. So I figure the new nem can help my sick nem until I get LEDs. I have read that bleached nem's can get zoox from healthy nem's. So that's my plan of attack until I get my LEDs. So fixtures are coming. In the mean time my bleached nem has a mate helping him out for now with zoox. And I'm helping them both out by target feeding. Does that sound plausible?
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:07 PM   #34
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It doesn't work like that. You'll just end up with 2 bleached anemone.
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T5s are great, but you need more of them. 4 or 6 lamps per 3 feet minimum. I would want 6 minimum, and ideally, I would want 8.
2 lamps would be what you would want over a FOWLR.
Can you put both fixtures over the same side of the tank the anemones are on, until you get stronger lighting?
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:19 PM   #36
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Yes, I can. Does that mean I would simply have to acclimatise them using a few sheets of window screen?
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I don't think you need to, but you can if you like. These are 3' fixtures, correct? 39 watt lamps?
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:24 PM   #39
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Done. How's that look
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4 lamps may be enough to do the job. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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