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Old 07-08-2009, 12:51 AM   #1
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need help with lighting

hey i was wondering i have a ten gallon tank with a 20watt and a 13 watt mini compact fluorescent 50/50 lights now i was told this was enough to do small corals and stuff like a frogspawn and some small polyps now i had a small frogspawn that was open the first day i had it and has not opened up sense and its been 4 days does it not have enough light
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Do those stretch across the whole top of the tank? I would think that would be enough for a 10 gallon tank. Have you ruled out water problems as the cause?
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Yes how old is your tank? What are the water parameter. SG,Ammonia, nitrite, & nitrates for now. What is the water temp.
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yes it goes across the who tank

water seems good everything else is growing like crazy

every thing is 0 except the is about 25 on nitrates

i was on vacation so i dont know how hot the tank got when i came home it was at 80 i have three fans blowing on it to keep it cool

and the tank is about three months old
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Okay, if you don't have any stock in there yet I would do a 30 - 40% PWC to bring your nitrates down by at least half. Then you could start to add fish and corals slowly. a couple a week would be okay.
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i do i have two fish and two shrimp there doing great and so are the polyps and mushrooms there growing like crazy thats y im confused.

i will do water change today i do atleast once a week till i buy a protein skimmer
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On a ten gallon a skimmer isn't needed as PWC's accomplish the same thing.
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On a ten gallon a skimmer isn't needed as PWC's accomplish the same thing.
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oh ok thats what i thought but i was told if i started doing corals i should get one


so does any one have a clue what could have happened to my frogspawn
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everything is 0?,,,.what did you test for ? What is the water temp?
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