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dcflyers7
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PostPosted: 2004.03.15(Mon)19:54    Post subject: Lighting ??? for newbie... Reply with quote

OK, my 55g is underway. Right now, since it will be a few weeks until I get any fish, anenomes, etc., I'm just running a pair of those "coralife 50/50" bulbs. Are these bulbs strong enough for anemones, and some of the more hardy corals??? ANother question I have is if/when I get a new light setup, probably either custom compact or those newer T-5 setups, are you supposed to run a daylight bulb during the day, and then an actinic blue bulb at night, or do you run them at the same time and then run a "moonlight" overnight??? Help, please!!!!
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FinLi
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Joined: 14 Mar 2003

PostPosted: 2004.03.16(Tue)20:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there dcflyers7....doesn't seem like too many people have any info for you.....but never fear....I am here Laughing

check out this site http://saltwater.8m.com/ It has a lot of great info.

Hope it helps

FinLi Wink
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karlas
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PostPosted: 2004.03.25(Thu)7:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

You would need a lot more lighting for anenomes. Also they are not really good beginner creatures. They need a well established tank with stable water conditions. Best is if the tank is at least 6 months old or more perferably a year. Also most species are not known for lasting a long time in the aquarium and should be attempted by experts.
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