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Old 07-02-2005, 10:55 PM   #1
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Lighting Requirements - Liveaquaria.com

Im just researching corals on liveaquaria, and was wondering how many watts per gallon you need for low, medium, and High. For example, does low mean at least 2 watts per gallon? I have 3 watts per gallon for now and have to stick to lower light corals. Any ideas of what else i can get? right now i got yellow polyps, star polyps, and zoos. I was thinking some shrooms.

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Ricordea are beautiful low light corals. Also leathers and toadstools are kinda neat, but not exactly colorful.
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xenia is low light...give that a try
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Old 07-03-2005, 12:56 PM   #4
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when you say low light, i have 2.6 watts per gallon, is this sufficient for the above mentioned corals? Right now i have my zoos, yellow polyps and star polyps on the top of my rockwork which is around 7 inches from water line, and 11 inches from lights.
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Swimmers: 2 O. Clowns, Yellow Watchman, Firefish, Yellow Tang, Dottyback.

Clean-Up: Several snail & hermits, Skunk Cleaner, 2 Peps.

Corals: 2 zoo colonies, yellow polyps, star polyps
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