3" clam in 6g Nano w/ 6500k CFL

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  1. Kaianuanu

    Kaianuanu Peppermint Shrimp

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    I have a 6g nano cube that houses thriving zoas, star polyps, a warty nem, a kenya tree, and a torch. I'm running a crappy DIY turf scrubber in a 1.25g bucket that i plan on converting into a fuge. I have a 30w 6500k CFL light fixture. The tank is 8.5" tall and the clam would be less than 6" from the light, could i keep a 3" crocea or derasa in here provided that i keep up with water changes and supplementation. Also thinking about making a diy nano calcium reactor from an oxygen line humidifier.
     
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  3. 2in10

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    I don't think you will have any problems as long as you keep up on maintenance and husbandry.
     
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    Kaianuanu Peppermint Shrimp

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    the lighting is what im really worried about. Is that CFL plenty? If not, could i get the clam today and order a 6bulb DIY LED kit tonight from rapidled.com?
     
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    Yes that would work also. I think it is but if you are worried it would be better to buy the LED. Peace of mind is much more important.
     
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    Kaianuanu Peppermint Shrimp

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    Okay, now that i know the CFL is at worst, just good enough, now have some extra time to decide my led options. I was thinking bout maybe getting their 6 led kit and 2 extra led because the ballast can drive the extra. But what supplementation do you recommend?
     
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    I would do 5 blue and 3 white LED if you can. That should work great as is.
     
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    Kaianuanu Peppermint Shrimp

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    Went to check out my LFS's 'Blue Crocea', it turned out to be doo-doo brown with a microscopic spec of blue. but I left with a cobia, a BTA and a tiny perc, and 4 astreas. Actually from 2 separate LFS's right by my house.