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Old 04-21-2005, 07:32 PM   #1
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Xenia Light Requirements

Well, Dried seaweed, spirulina tablets, and regular flake food are not satisfying my PBT's cravings. HE just keeps giving my xenia a haircut every time I remove the strawberry basket. It is a good thing it grows so fast. I am going to get him some macro that I can grow in the fuge, and clip on the tank to let him graze more. Here is my question.

Does xenia require special lighting, or can I put it in my fuge for a week or so? I have read that it requires solely photosynthesis, I have also read that it gets its food through nutrient export.

I am a little confused and just trying to look out for this little guy with a bad haircut.

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Old 04-22-2005, 10:20 AM   #2
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Xenia do rely on zooxanthellae as food. 3-5watts/gal should be okay.
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I have mine under NO flourescents and they seem to be doing well.
Hardware: 37 gallon SW tank and stand by Oceanic Systems, Magnum 350 Pro Canister Filter (half carbon), CPR Bak Pak 2R skimmer, Maxijet 1200 Powerhead, RenaCal 150 W heater, Compact fluorescent lights with moonlights. 40 lbs of liverock, 3" sand bed.

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