best lighting for corals

Discussion in 'General Coral Care' started by Slummies, 7 Oct 2009.

  1. Slummies

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    hey reeefers

    I have liverock that has small zoa, etc on it. came with it when i got the rock?

    i dont have place for the rock right now, so im going to keep it in a drum in the garage. only problem is is that im scared the little corals will die,

    what cheap lightin can i use to keep the corals going? will normal 6500k be okay?

    thanks!
     
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  3. Kunhardt

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    haha Bruce u can give it to me...I will take good care of it ;)
     
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    :peroni:haha.. sure mark. ill let you take all 100kg! haha. but dont forget to drop off a big heard of buffaloes!
     
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    Hi Slummies. The 6500K bulbs will be fine for the Zoas. Keep it close to the light :)
     
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    thats what i wanted to hear! shot meaks
     
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    Hmmm now where can I rustle up some buffaloes :p
     
  8. sihaya

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    Are you sure they're not aptasia? ;-) Um, if they are zoas, you'd be surprised what they can survive. I'd just but any old grow light over the drum and hope for the best.
     
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    haha thanks sihaya! in reefkeeping most of the time we hope for the best:)
     
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    Zoos can survive months with little more than a torch shone on them once in a while, i wouldn`t worry, even a normal bulb (incandescent) lit meters away briefly every day will suffice.
     
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    ill just run 2 x t8 whites.. cheap cheap.. like budgy
     
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