Light Requirements for Nano - Zoa's

Discussion in 'Nano Tank advice' started by Raven, 20 Feb 2012.

  1. Raven

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    Good afternoon,

    I have finally started with my new Nano tank.
    The tank is +- 45-50l. (It's one of Resun's little tanks).
    As a filter, I've bought a 68l plastic box... (one of those black boxes sold at Game) .
    I'm planning a Deep sand bed with Cheato in the filter.

    Tank stocking:
    1. Zoa's - various colors.
    2. Sun Corals
    3. Other NPS corals - ideas welcome.
    4. A cleaner shrimp or two.
    5. One small goby - not sure which yet.

    My question for now is - what lights do I need for the Zoa's?
    The Tank depth is 300mm.

    I can get a LED light unit (440mm by 120mm). Will most probably go for this unit, but just want to make sure what other options I have? (Units that's a bit cheaper...)
    Will normal Energy Savers work?

    Then for the Deep Sand bed, I'm planning to use Reggies play sand. (what is the going rate for this?)
     
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  3. RiaanP

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    not sure on the actual dimensions, but 24w T5 tubes would work. 4 Tubes, if it can fit. Than you can play with colours, 2 * 10000K and 2 actinic.
     
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    4 decent tubes on a nano and you can grow SPS in there. I would say that you can get away with 2 24W tubes. And that might even bee to much for NPS corals unless you have some hectic overhangs in the scaping to provide darker areas.
     
  5. Tremayn

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    @Raven, are you new to marines? If so I would stay away from NPS. They are not the easiest corals to keep :) .. How big is the DSB going to be?
     
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