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Old 06-16-2012, 12:21 AM   #1
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Low Light Corals?

I'm planning on buying some corals for my 55 gal tank. I only have t5 lighting, not the strongest. I know that corals such as mushroom don't need much light. Can anyone post a list of corals that can maintain low light?

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Old 06-16-2012, 12:32 AM   #2
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Mushrooms Kenya trees Xenia are a few lower light corals gorgonians are non photo synthetic online sites that sell Coral will let you know how much light a coral needs
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:45 AM   #3
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What kind of light do you have because depending on the fixture and how many bulbs you could keep anything including sps
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:45 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info. Yeah I wanted to get some xeina but I wasn't sure if thy needed a lot of light
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:46 AM   #5
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I only have a 2bulb t5 light fixture.
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:47 AM   #6
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Just because you have T5, does not mean you only have low light. It depends on how many T5's, what wattage they are, and how deep the tank is.
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:54 AM   #7
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My tanks 20in deep. I made a thread awhile ago questioning f my t5 were high output or not. I just always thought my lights were too weak for coral.
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How many bulbs are there, and how long?
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2 bulbs, 30" each
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:11 AM   #10
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Yeah, on a 55, that is pretty low light.
I just didn't want you to limit yourself because you thought T5's weren't powerful enough for corals.
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:28 AM   #11
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Yeah, I mean light IMO is the most expensive thing to purchase in the hobby. I don't have that kind of money to spend 100+ on lights.
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:14 PM   #12
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With that amount of light, mushrooms would be your safest bet.
There are some pretty awesome shrooms out there, you can make a really nice looking setup with a bunch of different mushrooms!
Best of luck!
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:48 PM   #13
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Thanks! Yeah I'm probably going to get some this weekend!
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:41 PM   #14
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Anyone else know of any corals that can maintain lower light.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:22 AM   #15
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Zoanthids would be rockin under your lights. You may even want to try a toadstool leather and a trumpet coral placed in the highest spot you have. I'm betting it'll be fine if your tank is well filtered and your parameters are good. Are you growing a healthy crop of coralline? Nitrates under control?
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Yes, my coraline algae is spreading pretty fast. Downfall to this is my sand is somewhat turning purple from all the little rocks. I would live to get some mushrooms and zooanthids
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Still curious .
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:49 PM   #18
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Still curious.. Anyone know any low light corals that may stay under my 2 bulb t5 light fixture? 55 gallon, 20 inch deep?
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:27 AM   #19
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Did you try getting any of the ones already recommended to you are were you wanting to keep something specific?
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:22 AM   #20
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