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Old 12/19/2007, 05:18 AM   #1
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Lighting

I have a 30 gal with 3 flowerpot corals, a purple sea fan, mushrooms, a barely survivng pulsating xenia and about 25 lbs of live rock. The lighting is a 15 and an 18 watt 50/50 coral light. I also have a 75 with a sun coral, 2 damsels, a tomato clown, an anenome, some algea plants and some blue and green polyps. And about 50 lbs of live rock. The lighting in this tank is a actinic vho 110 watt 10000k x's 2. What I was wondering is do I have adequete lighting for both tanks?


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Old 12/19/2007, 05:36 AM   #2
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my 30 gallon has 2 65 watt 50 /50's......you said you had a 15 and 18 watt?


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Old 12/19/2007, 05:36 AM   #3
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In the 30 you don't have enough but your non photosynthetic corals may be a good option for that tank. In the 75 it looks like your lighting is inadequate as well, especially if you have 2 atinics. If you added a couple of VHO's to your 75 that would provide a good bit of light and enable you to keep most corals well.........the anemone is the one I would worry about in that tank but that's only from reading about them as far as my experience.

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Old 12/19/2007, 05:42 AM   #4
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The VHO's you have over your 75, are they actinic or 10000k's?


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Old 12/19/2007, 04:54 PM   #5
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I have one vho and one actinic both 110 watts. what would be adequete for both tanks? I recently had an anemone that died and I was told from inadequete lighting. Hate to lose another one.


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Old 12/19/2007, 05:30 PM   #6
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Probably the easiest and most economical would be to add T5 or VHO retros to either tank. Probably a couple more bulbs over the 75 and 3 or 4 over the 30. It really depends on what your budget is and what you hood setup is like etc........


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