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Old 11-22-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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Growing Coral

Any idea if these will grow coral? I know its not ideal by today's standards but I believe that 10-15 years ago people were growing coral with similar type lighting strength. Btw, I have a 10g nano tank and its 11-12" deep.

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Old 11-22-2013, 04:08 PM   #2
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I had actually looked at these:
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before I bought a tank, filter, heater and light fixture off of craigslist for $10 (all included)
and I think the 25 watt ones might...
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:13 PM   #3
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Any idea if these will grow coral? I know its not ideal by today's standards but I believe that 10-15 years ago people were growing coral with similar type lighting strength. Btw, I have a 10g nano tank and its 11-12" deep.

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Those are compact fluorescents. They can probably grow the lowest light corals but I wouldn't attempt anything but softies.
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If you could do 2 that would be better, 10 watts of cfls isn't much and growth will be super slow.
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I have two in there already and in not worried about growth rate as long as I'm not killing them, ya know? Any good (and attractive) coral suggestions?
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definitely zoas PRETTY and an endless variety in color!!
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I doubt those lamps will grow anything. They will all look brown and ugly if they live. 15 years ago they used VH0 t12 lighting, which was a lot stronger than what you are considering.
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And here is my issue. Some say yes and others say no and it gets wicked confusing
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:27 PM   #10
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They will grow algae that's about it listen to X
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