corals that live in low light

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  1. aminyassien

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    hi everybody

    i have a question it may dump one

    what kind of corals that does not need special requirement of light ?????

    if so will you please inform me

    thanks in advance
    Amin
     
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  3. Annoying

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    Theres an entire group of corals falling under the no light corals. They have small polyps catching pray and absorbing feeding from the water itself. Examples are the suncoral and chilli corals. They live almost 100% of nutrients and not of photosynthesis. The big problem with keeping these corals are they need good filtration with a heavy skimmer as constant feeding will raise phosphates and nitrates drasticly. I think Jaco Schoeman has a tank primarily dedicated to these corals just look around on the forum.
     
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    Hey, are you interested in low-light corals, or NO light corals? There is a wide variety of corals that you can grow with much lower intensity lighting thatn others. many softies are suited for this, zoas, buttons, mushrooms, xenia etc. But No-lighting means you must look into Non-photosynthetic corals, as annoying has mentioned! :)
     
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    thanks brothers ,

    this what i mean

    thanks in advance
     
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    Ok thats different. Low-light corals like Dane said is corals that can survive with the minimum of light. Examples are muchrooms, zoa's, button polyps etc. Also allot of the soft coral family can be classified as low-light corals. It all depends on how much is your statement of low-light. Mushrooms can almost survive in any light situation but not allot of other corals. Can you please just tell us what would be your description of low light situations.
     
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    thanks annoying

    i need to know what corals that i can deal with it like i do with my mashrooms
     
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    Low Light = under T5 or deeper than 600mm

    Most mushrooms and leathers.

    LPS, like frogspawn, open brain, Hammer, some monti pora,

    Remember, LPS is deeper water corals. Large polyp. Not used to big wave action and extra strong water flow. Opposite to SPS that are high up on the reef, can withstand strong wave actions and regrow fast if damaged by storms.
     
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