2 Bulb T5 & SPS

Discussion in 'T5 Aquarium Lighting' started by Camkha1234, Jun 21, 2012.

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  1. HollyG

    HollyG Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    Thanks :). I hope to be upgrading to something like a 75 gallon in the next year, so I'll buy a strong fixture for that. It'll be cheaper than buying another one for my nano.
     
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    Update: So about a month ago I went to an LFS and bought what looked like and was sold as a Chalice. I then learned that it was a Montipora Setosa. I figured that if that was working, then maybe I should try some other type of SPS coral. I went to another LFS a week later and bought a Montipora Capricornis for $3. I happy to say that have been looking great under my stock T5 bulbs half way up the tank even with the recent GHA problem I've been having. Here's a pic I just took:

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    thats some serious GHA issues..need think of the source of that before adding any more to that tank, otherwise will die off quickly. especially monti's, monti + GHA = bad idea
     
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    I have an entire thread with my GHA problems. Please let me know what I could do differently. http://www.3reef.com/forums/algae/hair-algae-136190.html
     
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    just read through and posted
     
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    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    Thanks. Are you sure the corals will be okay in the dark? Also, is it safe if I use only moon lights?
     
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    No lights at all if you are going to do a blackout.
     
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    Got it ;) And my corals will be okay?
     
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    Should be OK on a three day blackout, unhappy though. You should consider doing a light acclimation also.