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Old 06-12-2005, 11:58 AM   #1
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New Lighting

Hello all! I have just ordered a cf lighting system (from my LFS) for my 29 gallon tank. It is the one shown here:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...176+2146962447
The only difference is that it comes in a different box. It is the same brand and light.

I want to, eventually, keep some corals and anemones (for my clowns). My only question is, what kind of corals and anemones, if any, will I be able to keep? I will have a total of 130 watts of lighting. The light comes with Actinic and 10000¬įK bulbs (One of each).

Sorry for the poorly written post! TIA!

edit: I forgot to mention that, for the time being, I am mostly worried about getting rid of teh red/brown algae and start some coraline growth.
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what kind of corals and anemones, if any, will I be able to keep?
That is enough lighting to keep a nice variety of mushrooms, zoos, leathers, polyps and LPS corals. You can also keep some lower-light demanding anemones like bulb tipped anemones.
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The only difference is that it comes in a different box. It is the same brand and light.
Thats probably because its the older model, if it comes in a red box and the light is silveer it is probably the older model, and proably does not come with the lunar lights.
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Thanks for the replies. At least I am not extremely limited as to the corals that I can keep!

As for the box, it is blue. It does have the lunar lights. I dunno. I guess I will see when it arrives on Wednesday! Thanks Again!
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what kind of corals and anemones, if any, will I be able to keep?
That is enough lighting to keep a nice variety of mushrooms, zoos, leathers, polyps and LPS corals. You can also keep some lower-light demanding anemones like bulb tipped anemones.
I am looking at the same light setup for my first tank of 29gal...

I am assuming by your answer that most anemones require more light then this puts out? If I am shooting for more of a reef tank, without having to worry much about the lighting for them what would be a better choice for light for a 29gal tank?

Also, is there some sort of formula or rule for lights and what the anemones need?
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Some species of anemones can survive in low light, but it is recommended to be towards the brighter side of things. How much space do you have in your canopy ? ( assuming you are using one ) If you arent using one id maybe say contemplate a hanging halide pendant for a small reef tank. If you have a canopy id say look into a halide retrofit if you are going reef, and a PC's if you wanna do fish only. Also, the higher the Kelvin rating, the more towards the blue spectrum the light will be. ( 14K will have a more blue hue as opposed to a 10K )

It really depends on how much space you have to work with, and what your budget will allow.
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budget is minimum, but if i can save some money by building a canopy (which i am fairly handy) and getting lights that i will need, that is deffinitly something that can happen.

But then the problem is, i had a coralife light picked out, and it seems as if it might not give me the light i will need to get deep into the anemones.

Anyone out there have any clue as to a good DIY canopy, and any links / resources for what is needed for lighting <-- complete tankless newbie
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it's a good light....my old one is very similar to yours....going to use it to culture phytoplankton. enjoy!
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