Bubble tip/ lighting

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  1. jacoc

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    If I add 2x additional lights (aqua pink and qauablue+ giesman's) to my system to enhance the red sps corals will it affect the bubble nenni ...as in.. will it maybe try and hide from the extra light or move from its spot...move around???:kangakiller:
     
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  3. Anemone

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    You will likely be fine. What is your currentl lighting, and what is the dimensions of the tank? What is the wattage of the bulbs you plan to add?
     
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    2x 39w gisman (aquablue+ and a aquapink)

    310l corner unit diamond shape....most of the tank the centre portion is 800x600x550 rec about 264l

    t8 coral star 30w
    2x t5 39w Live-Glo
    2x t5 39w Marine-Glo
    186w total
     
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    It should be fine. Bear in mind that most LPS corals can expand their tissue in lower lighting to expose more zooxanthellae to light so they are a bit more tolerant
     
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    This they get from white light or actnic...? or the combination of the 2....??
     
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    makes them look nicer ;)
     
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    Jaco I was speed reading and I thought you were talking about a bubble coral AKA plerogyra.

    To answer your question, zooxanthellae ( pronounced zoo-zan-thellay) or symbiodinium spp of which there are many clades or species, are small dinoflagellates that live in the tissue of photosynthetic corals. The coral offers the zooxanthellae protection and through photosynthesis like plants and trees, the zooxanthellae provides the coral with food in the form of simple sugars.

    If you look on advanced aquarist you can find a detailed article on zooxanthellae
     
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    Zooxanthellae will be happier with whiter or lower kelvin light with a higher PAR (photosynthetic available radiation) ratings as they will be able to photosynthesise better. Actinic replicates the light spectrum of water at depths of about 30-40 metres and I find is just for aesthetics as they make corals fluoresce and show off their pretty colours especially in zoanthids and dont think they help a lot will photosynthesis but we like to have them in our tank for the colouration effect they have on corals
     
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    I don't believe you will have too much light, unless the anemone is white (bleached, and lacking zooxanthellae). I am concerned if you have enough light. Do your bulbs each have their own reflectors? How long has your livestock been under its current lighting and how have things been thus far?
     
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    I only aded the t5 units 2 months ago...have been running t8 before...you can cee the condition of the corals on my photo albums ...I just aded the latest pics lastweek under corals..pls the nenni been in the tank since last year may_june I got it was a baby about 1,5 inch big...now look at it ...
     
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    You will be fine with the added lighting! :thumbup:
     
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