SPS and PC's

Discussion in 'Coral' started by OoNickoC, Jan 12, 2005.

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  1. OoNickoC

    OoNickoC Bubble Tip Anemone

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    ANyone here had or heard of sucess in keeping SPS with pcs in high dosages? I've got about 7 watts per gallon in a 5 gallon hex....2 PH's on random intervals....and very steady parameters. My LR goes from top to bottom so i could get the corals right under the light. Just looking for some 2nd-8th opinions..... :)
     
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  3. Bruce

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    well i have 3 acros in like 5-6 wpg in a 55 ...the 5 might be to small..they need very stedy water quality...but idk...
     
  4. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I know a guy that has very successful Growth running NO lights

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  5. JohnO

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    There are lots of people who successfully keep acros under PC and fluoro lighting. It's all really just a matter of the distances between the light source and the coral. Watts per gallon means nothing in this instance. Good random water flow is also essential.

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  6. OoNickoC

    OoNickoC Bubble Tip Anemone

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    my parameters are very stable....i dont let water evaporate ( bi weekly drips of kalk water so thier is no chance for evap). So far (bout 3.5 months) no spikes scine the cycle. Also have a chiller so when summer hit there will be no temp changes. Do you use MH's?
     
  7. OoNickoC

    OoNickoC Bubble Tip Anemone

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    awesome....i was thinking that when set the tank up....so i have LR going from the bed all the way to the surface. Ill post pics when i make some progress.
     
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  9. JohnO

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    The higher the better, I wouldn't even be too concerned if some of the rock/coral actually broke the water surface :)

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  10. OoNickoC

    OoNickoC Bubble Tip Anemone

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    My LR actually does break the surface for my red crab (intertidal) so Up they shall go.....im headed to Sacremento to meet a new prospective distributor for saltwater.....should get some freebies ;D I Just got a green water lab/soda bottle factory goin at work....and figured hey why not go crazy and get a lil clam. I saw some jaw droppers last time i picked up shipment.....be back with pics ;)
     
  11. Craig Manoukian

    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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    Cool, post pics of your set-up!
     
  12. OoNickoC

    OoNickoC Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I got a clam and it was not happy in the tank at all becuase of my cleaning crew....i found 2 tiny hermits INSIDE the clam and could not get them out..... :-[. But i did get some neat little neon green star polyp frags, some new Xenia (not for this tank though) and a yashi shrimp goby...all for about $20 ;D. Im looking for any broght M. capricornis, pavona, and small Acros...so anyone that does fraggin pm me ;). Heres the pics of my tank. I have yet to see the yashi goby out of his hole (only been in there for 2 days though).
     

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