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  1. Lighting
    i have a 50 gallon tank. about 4 feet in length and 2 feet deep it has Three t-12 vho bulbs, 110w each. Two 50/50s and One Blue is this enough to keep LPS healthy? perhaps even an anemone? my softies seem to be doing ok, mushrooms and zoas. and i noticed some coraline patches too! i would...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey there I have a 10 ten gallon, possibly gonna be a 15tall soon. che my uild thread in my signature:) My question is what kind of corals can I expect to keep with a 40watt 50/50 smartpaq power compact. I want to keep zoas, LPS, and SPS up high in the tank. As for the bioload. Im gonna run...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    So I have this glass, 125 Gal tank. I have a coralife 125 skimmer, maybe 15 lbs of LR and looks to be crushed coral substrate. I only have turbo snails, urchin, and three bluebanded hermits. I would love to go Coral, and I have plenty of time. But at this point I don't know if filtration is...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    hello ive got a 80 gallon tank and bin set up two years now but i feel like my corals colour are dull and would like to try something to boost there colour to stand out more does anybody recommend anything cheers ?
  5. General Reef Discussion
    hi you guys, gabranth here!! i had a quick question for you all, i been growing xenia for a couple of months now, and at the same time i been having quite a problem with green algae, its come to the point where green algae is right next to the xenia. my question is, will the algae affect/kill...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    When I am reading about certain corals or anemones, they usually say if they need low light or high light or whatever. For example, in a book I am reading it says: Lighting requirement: Low to Moderate. (for mushroom corals) Does this mean they require a MINIMUM of low light, and could...
  7. "Soft" corals
    I have a little over 3 watts per gallon with my metal halides and actinic blue lights, and I'm trying to figure what corals that I can get, and maybe even something a little easier to care for . I already have a flower pot, and a Xenia, and a bubble tip anenome. Thanks !
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I just purchased a piece of live rock with some starburst polyps on it. Does it take a long time for it to show itself. I bouht the evening of 8/17 and have really only seen one small piece open? Also this may sound like a dumb ? but here it goes. Are T5's stronger than Power Compacts...
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