Lighting for 54 corner

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  1. Greg9MM

    Greg9MM Skunk Shrimp

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    I just recently converted my corner to SW. I want to put a nem or 2 in it. Running a fluval canister filter on it and no skimmer so I am not going to be doing anything too hard to keep but I would like some input on cheap lighting for it.
    Thanks in advance for the help.
     
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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    What kind of anemone are you thinking about?
    Bubble tip?

    A new tank and anemones don't mix too well. They need a stable tank and good lighting in my experience. So going with cheap lights, a canister filter and a new tank has me a bit concerned. What do you have in mind?
     
  4. Greg9MM

    Greg9MM Skunk Shrimp

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    Tank is probably running about 3-4 months. Have 2 clowns and a cromis in it with some snails and a coral banded shrimp.

    I dont know much about anemones. I have a 150 reef that is loaded with coral but no nems.

    And when I say cheap lights i mean more reasonable. I run kessel 360s on my 150. Not looking to spend that kind of money.
     
  5. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    If you are looking for something hardy; anemones are not a good choice as they are very sensitive to water quality.Your statement made me chuckle a little.:)
     
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    chum Coral Banded Shrimp

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    i have a 66 gallon corner and i use the reef breeders value fixture and it works well for my softies.
     

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    I would attend to the advise about maturity and good water qualify for a nem. Bubble tips may be the hardier type. I used a 4 bulb T5 on my 54 corner and kept a nem.
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

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    I had a 54 corner and I think a couple kessel 150s would work well if you don't need intense lighting. Lighting that back corner is why I got a new tank