Zoo's flow and lighting

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  1. ccscscpc

    ccscscpc Millepora

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    What kind of flow and lighting do zoo's like/need?
     
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  3. sollie7

    sollie7 Millepora

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    depends on the type but I keep mine with medium flow and medium tank level under pc's
     
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  4. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Medium flow and medium to high lighting if you want the colors to pop. They can handle most lighting conditions. Flow is the most important. Medium keeps the eyelashes from growing too much, high they will become quite long.
     
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    ccscscpc Millepora

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    Cool ....thanks for the info!
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  6. coral reefer

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    Not all Zoanthids, Parazoanthids and Palythoas require the same lighting intensities and water flow.
    For instance, IMO, Tubb's Blue require reduced lighting for the best and most vibrant color with the color becomming more subdued under very intense light.
    Different lighting schemes will also present varying colorations to these solitary polyp colonies as well. case in point, the color associated with the zoanthid colony purchased at your pet shop may look one color there and look different under you lighting depending on the kelvin combination and number of bulbs.
     
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    Not all Zoanthids, Parazoanthids and Palythoas require the same lighting intensities and water flow.
    For instance, IMO, Tubb's Blue require reduced lighting for the best and most vibrant color with the color becomming more subdued under very intense light.
    Different lighting schemes will also present varying colorations to these solitary polyp colonies as well. case in point, the color associated with the zoanthid colony purchased at your pet shop may look one color there and look different under you lighting depending on the kelvin combination and number of bulbs.