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Old 10-27-2011, 04:25 PM   #11
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I think you should be ok with an angel. But I believe they are coral nippers. :-(
What about anenomes? (Spelling?) Lol
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What lighting do you have is the first question, nems need lots and lots of light....
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What lighting do you have is the first question, nems need lots and lots of light....
I have 2 17" 36 watt 50/50 smart bulbs, a 24" 8k t5 and a standard aquarium 24" t8. Plus 2 blue moon light led.
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My first thought is it isn't enough light. You have 3 lights and 2 are t8's? This is a standard 55g tank right?
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My first thought is it isn't enough light. You have 3 lights and 2 are t8's? This is a standard 55g tank right?
Four bulbs total. 2 17" 50/50 bulbs, a 24" 8k small diameter, and a 24" auarium bulb. Large diameter.

Here are the 50/50's. I've built my own holder. The bulbs now run length wise instead of side by side... and yes standard 55.

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Not enough light for a nem in my opinion
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Not enough light for a nem in my opinion
Before I put anything in ill be swapping out the standard aquarium bulb for a blue actinic* and swap the 8k for a 10k. Will that be enough?
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Before I put anything in ill be swapping out the standard aquarium bulb for a blue actinic* and swap the 8k for a 10k. Will that be enough?
No T8's will be sufficient. You could get away with T5 but MH will give a nem the best chance. The swap in bulbs will only change the colour spectrum not the actual output so will do very little I think. Have you looked at any higher output lighting? What else do you want in the tank? If you want any SPS or LPS corals these will also need better lighting.
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No T8's will be sufficient. You could get away with T5 but MH will give a nem the best chance. The swap in bulbs will only change the colour spectrum not the actual output so will do very little I think. Have you looked at any higher output lighting? What else do you want in the tank? If you want any SPS or LPS corals these will also need better lighting.
Pretty much just a nem or two and fish. I had these lights laying around so I kinda threw them together. I don't have money for a nice light set up...
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Unfortunately, if you can't manage at least a 4 bulb T5HO unit, you can't go with the anemone. That would be the bare minimum lighting, preferably you'd want a couple 175-250w MH's or some of the new LED systems out there along with the T5's.

With the lights you have, you could go with softies like, leathers, mushrooms, or zoanthids.
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