My future List and requirements to keep?

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by ziyaadb, 23 Sep 2008.

  1. ziyaadb

    ziyaadb

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    Hi all

    I have decided to make my tank a softie only tank so I have decided on the following:

    green star polyps and other types of polyps
    Pulsing Xenia
    Zoas
    Mushrooms
    kenia trees, colt trees
    Leather corals.

    What i would like to know is what are the lighting requirements for these, what flow would they need and lastly do they need to be fed?

    Thanks
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    lighting can be T5 or hailide (hailide better but not necessary)
    flow can be moderate to turbulant (depending on positioning of coral) id advise gentle flow with a wavemaker of some sort incorporated.
    feeding is not essential, but foods fed to fish (frozen etc) should suffice,,
     
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    ziyaadb Thread Starter

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    Thanks Leslie, How much of light would be ok? its a 6ft tank and i want to put in 3*80W T5 and 3 by 40W T8(already have the T8 ballasts)
     
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    THAT SOUNDS LIKE MORE THAN ENOUGH oops, my caps lock was on. i would make two of those lights atynic, make the zoas colour pop out better, i think, tried to get info on keeping soft and hard corals together. in my foram "chemical warfare". did u decide on a softy only tank for similer reasons?

    i can't seem to get zoanthoids to live in my tank, so i'm probably not the best guy to advise you
     
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    sounds fine, just try illuminate all areas where inhabitants will be placed and you should be fine...
     
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    ziyaadb Thread Starter

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    Hey DV8 i decided on it because i like the movement of softies and also the fact that they do not require major lighting and flow and the fish would be a benefit to them as well
     
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    sounds like a nice list of things and your lights should be fine:) just watch the heat that the 80w can generate if you have them underhood. not so much for raising water temp but for danage it can do to your hood.
     
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    :biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:

    :whistling::whistling:
     
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    Its a wooden hood but will keep an eye out for it
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Sounds good Ziyaad! Agree with Les.
    Try installing some PC fans into the hood. It will help out with the heat issues :)
     
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