Upside down coral

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  1. Annoying

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    Hey

    I'm almost finished with most of the work on my new tank:thumbup:. Just one problem, I have two glass panes in the tank that are used to support but look crap if under water. My plan is to silicone some live rock to it and the stick a few corals upside down there:whistling:. Just want to know if it's possible and wich corals can I place, Lighting is 2 x 150 w metal halide and 2 x 54 watt t5. Tank dimension are 1800x600x600 but the coral would be at top...
     
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    I dont understand man, used to support what? I am sure u can put a coral upside down but then all corals grow up?
     
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    It's a brace at the top of the tank ...
     
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    Put some Zoas - i dunno if its gonna get any light though
     
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    What about a christmas tree I heard they live in low light conditions...
     
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    Dude if the corals wil get light you can stick any coral there, even acropora sps. go have a look on Garf's website, they did it
     
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    just a thought, to much weight may compromise the brace.. maybe lower your water level til the brace is not sitting in the water
     
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    That's just my problem. The tank wasn't made for marine and didn't came with a hole for the sump but did come with holes for electronics and piping. The holes are above the brace and those holes are the only way I can connect the tank with the sump. I don't want to put in an hangon overflow and if I connect the sump with pumps there is a chance that the sump will overflow in the case of power outage.
     
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    how far is the braces under the water? can't you move it up
     
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    Nope, it's about 5cm under water. It's a glass siliconed to the glass for support ( or so I think:whistling:) but anyway it looked like that when I baught it
     
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    Can't you move it up. Or why don't you make a hole in the bottom for your sump outlet if there isn't a glass company in Hoedspruit to do it get a glass drill bit and do it yourself
     
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    What about a sun coral, no light needed at all. They do grow upside down in the wild, you just have to make sure your able to feed them. They do take a bit of work but awesome corals.
     
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    Chilli corals like to hang upside down but prefer low light and I doubt just a bit of bracing is going to be low light. Why not just get some stuff like zoos etc growing on there?
     
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    They would most likely be one of the best and also seafans/gorgonians and finger leather corals and other softies. Sponges should also do well if there is enough shade.
     
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    Sponges, dendronepthyia and gorgonians can be placed upside down in a crevice but the need lots of flow and feeding. A dedicated NPS is usually set up in this regard
     
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    The sun coral would be awesome but how do I feed it upside down?
     
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    You nee to be able to access the sun coral to feed it properly as each polyp needs to be fed, but they can be placed in the light contrary to popular belief
     
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    I would be concerned that there may be more pressure on the glass than the tank was originally designed for with that amount of extra depth.

    I would suggest you drill the tank now before it is too late, use an up stream sump or use a external overflow. But that is just my 2 cents worth.
     
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    You have a point:whistling:, I don't know if it's gonna be ok, gonna here if someone in our extremely small town has a drill
     
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    try mica if they do not have ask them to order or don't you know someone comming to lydenburg here is a lot of hardware storeas selling it
     
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