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Old 01-11-2008, 09:02 PM   #1
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lighting for epaulette shark

i'm going to be transfering an epaulette shark form my girlfriends tank into mine just wondering what lighting conditions they like i was going to be putting a MH on it but i'm thinking it might be to much should i just go normal fluros
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:37 AM   #2
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NO lighting will be fine. As with any animal, you will need to photo-acclimate your tank if you do upgrade your lighting.
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I agree. Nothing special is needed for the fish.
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there will also be a clown in there and a soft coral so say i might want light so i can actually see them will a MH be ok i do need the MH to bring the coral back as it's had a bit of a hard run
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NO lighting will be fine. As with any animal, you will need to photo-acclimate your tank if you do upgrade your lighting.
by that you mean run the same lighting as the previous tank then ? and slowly up them to MH would that be ok i just want the light to bring the coral back
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What do you mean by "bring the coral back"? Can you offer more details on your tank...size, age, filtration, other livestock, etc.?
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the coral was originally in my tank until i decided to pull my tank apart then i moved it to my girlfriends tank and she only has fluros which hasn't gone so well for it it's not dead but just not nothing like it used to be i'm hoping i can get it back the way it was.

the tank has been empty for a while now so it'll be a new setup i'm aware that the tank will have to be setup for a fair while before adding the shark i know what i'm doing i don't need answers for anything else i'm only asking about lighting can an epaulette shark live under a MH ??????
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i know what i'm doing i don't need answers for anything else i'm only asking about lighting can an epaulette shark live under a MH ??????
Obviously you dont know. These are not the most hardiest of fish. They are recommended for experts only and they are not reef safe. You are talking about putting corals with this fish? They also need at least a 180 gallon tank. You might not care for the fish and corals but we do.
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:34 PM   #9
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Ahh yes...it would certainly appear you know what you are doing
I suspect there is far more wrong with your system then simple lighting...especially if you are keepping a shark. Besides, your question on lighting is a bit elementary...you must have skipped that part on your way up the knowledge ladder huh?
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well thankyou for the such kind comments i think i might go elsewhere now !!!

AND FYI

1. The shark is only around 15cm long

2. The move is only temporary a month or two at the most until he will go into a bigger tank !! in the mean time i'm sure the tank i have is plenty big enough for him.

3. We have owned this shark over 12 months without any hassles in a large enough tank and has been fine with the coral and it's the only bit of coral in the tank he has never touched it.

i've kept fresh and salt water tanks long enough to know what your telling me who would attempt to keep such a thing if they didn't.

I also care for everything that goes in our tanks otherwise why would i bother spending hours and hours a week making sure things are as best they can be for them.

never thought it would be such a hassle to ask one simple question !!!!!!!

Thankyou and goodbye !!
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