Starter Corals

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    da lone fishy

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    i have a 55 gallon reef tank and i want to start with soft corals. any ideas? i have the lighting needed for them. what should i get:D
     
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    Maybe some zoas, mushroom, kenyas, pulsing xenia. Candy canes are also good, along with some hammer corals and frogspawn.
     
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    i like the frogspawn, but wont they sting other corals?
     
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    Likely, but you wont stack them next to each other, so as long as you spread them out, you have a 55 so you have plenty of room.
    Question as well, what lights you running?
     
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    their t5 lights and its kinda blue colored
     
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    How many T5's are they HO? Whats the wattage for each? Or the length even?
     
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    they are 200 w and they are 48 inches and i have only 1 of them
     
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    +1 Waddi...
     
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    How many light bulbs are in that fixture?

    From what you are saying, you have 4 54 watt globes?

    Is this right?

    they don't come in 200watt gloves unfortunately!
     
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    yup i guess u r the only one that understood me
     
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    Hahaha at least I got it right! Does it have individual reflectors? That fixture is definitely enough for any soft or LPS corals, if it has reflectors on it, it will be good for SPS corals as well later down the track but they will have to be placed medium to high in the tank!
     
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    i guess ill try a frogspawn
     
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