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Old 11-29-2011, 09:27 PM   #1
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Nems

well can someone help with the nohow of nem lighting. i was going to get a 10,000k floresent bulb.

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Old 11-30-2011, 01:40 AM   #2
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How many watts on what size tank? What kind of nem?
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:54 AM   #3
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not really sure but i was going for a purple tiped
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:32 AM   #4
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How many bulbs is your light fixture?
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Sounds like one of these Saltwater Aquarium Invertebrates for Marine Reef Aquariums: Haitian Reef Anemone
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:14 PM   #6
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well i was going to get a 10,000k.......so this means one lol
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:10 PM   #7
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You want to keep a nem under one tube.... Is this a joke?
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:29 PM   #8
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no y ive had them before unde a tube and ive had them for 2 yrs im just askin for opinons.....it was kept in an 75 without a skimmer and it was a purple tiped
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well i also think if some of the nems are in shallow seas and my tank is only 15gal so wouldent a 10,000k bulb would't it be fine?
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from what iv read this is not nearly enough light for a NEM, also yes nems are in shallow water and this would just mean that they require even more lighting then ones found in deeper water. 10,000k is just the color temp of the bulb and has little to do with its light output. I would not keep a Nem in a tank without a light. If you look on Liveaquaria they state it needs high light and with one t8 bulb you have low light at most.
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would a type of coral be able to take this bulb
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:17 PM   #12
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imo no but I could be wrong. I dont really see that bulb supporting any life. but then again i dont trust any stock hood light. ifs its not a t5ho, MH, or LED nty
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well the lfs i go to has all of there corals and frags under this light
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:30 PM   #14
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under a single t8 bulb?
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yes, they may have that light over coral tanks, but not to sustain them, just to showcase them.
the above statements are true. you will need a bit more light to keep an anemone long term.
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so would something like this work
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and wold a mushroom coral be good if this light is profitiant
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a whole different fixture is necessary to keep photosynthetic creatures.
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I'm not saying it's right but in the early 90s my cousin had a 125 with no special lights. That housed many nems I believe they were condys. He also had multiple pairs of clownfish in that tank I was just a kid at the time but remember looking at it a lot. This tank thrived for a very long time.
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