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post #1 of 6 Old 07-17-2012, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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can corals live in T8 lighting?

I know that everyone says use at least a T-5, but in a 10 gallon would some Corals live in a T8 ( standard aquarium lighting)? Main reason why im asking this, is cause the live rock i bought, had some coral on it, and they gave it free... im in no mood of being a Coral murderer, so i was just wondering. ( My Goal was a FOWLR, but they just gave me a free coral, so i said, why not...)
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-27-2012, 01:53 AM
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I know that everyone says use at least a T-5, but in a 10 gallon would some Corals live in a T8 ( standard aquarium lighting)? Main reason why im asking this, is cause the live rock i bought, had some coral on it, and they gave it free... im in no mood of being a Coral murderer, so i was just wondering. ( My Goal was a FOWLR, but they just gave me a free coral, so i said, why not...)
Im no expert but the first question people will be asking is what kind of coral?

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post #3 of 6 Old 07-27-2012, 10:08 AM
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I am moving this thread to the saltwater section, where it will get more responses.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-27-2012, 10:31 AM
It may survive, but it will not thrive. Its the wrong kind of lighting. And i'ma guess that the bulb is in the 4k to 5k range.
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-27-2012, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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its the waving hand Xenia, its been almost 2 weeks now, and heres a before and after pic of it.
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-27-2012, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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as you can see, its grown at least an inch in only 2 weeks... it also moved lower down the rock to avoid the lighting?!?!?
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