some advice please

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  1. oceanic boy

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    Hi everyone... Just some ideas runnin around in my head... I have odyssea t5 lighing at the moment... I know its not the best but i was just wondering what fish and anemones would actually show a good glowing colour using that light.. My tank is only 650x450x350H...
     
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    the ballasts are crappy so even if you put good tubes its not going to give you a good result. I have seen your 2ft unit on a mates tank with giesmanns and his diy unit had better light
     
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    You could try Bubble Tip, but please read up because it has to meet it's requirements and don't know the quality of you'r lights...
    A Beginner's Guide to Keeping Anemones - Anemones
    Hope this helps...please read up as there is a lot of Info needed when getting a Anemone...not just lights...
     
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    mini nennies.. They are super easy to keep
     
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    what are mini nennies not the ovious anser
     
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    Hey

    I'm sorry I don't know lighting units very well, but how many bulbs are in the unit and what wattage? How far are they away from the water surface owh and how longs has your tank been running now?
     
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    The Odyssea unit you have, is it the 2 tube or 4 tube version?
    Is it a 24W version? As your tank in only 650 on the longest dimension.
    More information is needed when posting an open question like that.

    2 Tube unit, forget about anemones. And SPS, CLAMS and most LPS.
    4 Tube, can add the LPS, but still, with exception of bubble tip anemones, forget about the others.
    Plenty of softies you can add, zoa, button polyps, leathers, pin cushions....

    Colours on the fish and corals.
    It is obviously dependant on the colour rendition of the tubes. The K rating. More blue and it helps to bring out the colour, but not a lot of growth. Below 8000K and you got that yellow water and all the colours looks washed out.

    So, for growth, low K rating (10000 or below). For colour, high K rating (20000K).

    With the minimum information supplied, I would say one 10000K tube and one 20000K tube.

    If its 4, just make it 2 of each.
     
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