Lighting Help..

chris_uk

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Have read a few help pages but still cannot be sure my lighting is enough. I hhave checked it all this morning and I have 2 x 30w flourscent tubes one white one blueish (T8). I also have 2 x 55w PC white/blue mixed (T5). You can see from my sig what I have in my tank - is it sufficient or do I have to shell out for more expensive lighting?

Cheers
Chris.
 

Andrew

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What tpye of corals do you plan on keeping? I've kept tons of corals under flourscent lighting. ( shrooms, zoas, colve polyps, and many more.
 

chris_uk

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At the moment I only have star polyps and some button coral. A couple of mushrooms in there as well. I want to get some zoas as well but the aim in the end is to have a big anemone for my clownfish - I think that might be out of reach right now with my lighting :/
 

Andrew

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If you want an anemone, you'll going to need pretty good lighting. I would look into upgradeing to MH lights.
 

ahullsb

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Like they said, if you want low light corals then the lighting you have is sufficient. If you really want an anemone, mh or t5's are the way to go. I switched from pc's after a few months and ALL of my corals began growing significantly. It seems like my corals were being kept alive with pc's, but not thriving.
 
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