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    Planning out my future inhabitants in my tank and curious on how much lighting is needed for an Anenome, Polyps, basic corals? I've read many ranges of times from 6-10hrs but would like some general feedback.

    FYI, I am currently running a Nova Extreme T5HO 50/50 lighting system.
     
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    This is for the 29 gallon?
     
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    Yup for my current 29g
     
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    I don't know why that mattered, sorry. I got confused for a second there.
    I run my MH 9 hours a day, and my T5's 10 hours a day... half hour before and after the MH come on.
     
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    For now I was thinking of getting a Bubble Tip anenome (for clownfish) and a Sunflower pot, do you have any good other good coral recommendations?
     
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    How many bulbs is your fixture?
    And an anemone is not a coral, it is an invertebrate. They really need a mature (running for over a year) system to do well. They also require a lot of light.
    Do you have any coral now?
     
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    Anywhere from 8-12 hours a day for the main lights is the norm.
     
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    Ya, I know an anemone isn't a coral. Just curious what other coral to get. It's a dual bulb fixture 10k / actinic. Right now I have a mushroom frag which has been in there for about 2 weeks.
     
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    That's not nearly enough light for an anemone.
    I'd stick with softies and maybe some LPS...
    Also, just because you get an anemone doesn't mean the clowns will host it. A lot of people have had success with hairy mushrooms.
     
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    I would wait on the flowerpot coral as well, they are one of the hardest corals to keep long term.
     
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    Well I'm basing my lighting on my friends as he has the same lighting / size tank and it's been housing the anenome for over a year
     
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