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Old 02-09-2011, 06:41 PM   #1
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What are these corals?



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the first is xenia i believe
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and the second are yellow polyps-
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The one at the bottom of the cluster

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im with x on the first two, then the next post im seeing is zoas, the next one is something im not familiar with, then maybe like a cabbage leather? (not sure on that one either). then just some brown polyps, even the one on the bottom
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the second one down is a majano anemone. it's a pest anemone. yep, cabbage leather and zoanthids.
they all are in need of better lighting IMO. did you buy the lighting with the rock and coral, or is this different lighting?
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:35 AM   #6
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It came together. I think they are vho's 4x 160w
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maybe the bulbs need to be changed then? maybe 80 watts per 3 feet isn't cutting it. most corals aren't brown. brown seems to be the default color when a less than ideal situation is presented. lighting, nitrate...phosphate...something. it usually turns out to be lighting for softies.

though it very well could be that the old tank owner liked buying brown zoanthids.....
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What do reccomend? How many watts?
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these lamps you have now, are they retrofitted in the canopy? if so, you can pick up another 2 x 54 watt t-5 retro, or even a 4 lamp retro. it's not watts, it's efficiency that you are after.

just so im understanding correctly, the lamps are 160 watts each, and you have 4 of them, or the total wattage is 160?
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I believe they are retro fitted - what exactly does that mean? DIY?.

4 160 lamps for 640 watts total with 2 Icecap ballasts

So get 4 x 54 watt t5's? Where can I find 72" bulbs?
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