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Hadstuff 07-17-2012 05:43 PM

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...)

fishysrfun 07-27-2012 12:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hadstuff (Post 1159566)
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?

Tazman 07-27-2012 09:08 AM

I am moving this thread to the saltwater section, where it will get more responses.

Reefing Madness 07-27-2012 09:31 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.

Hadstuff 07-27-2012 11:32 AM

its the waving hand Xenia, its been almost 2 weeks now, and heres a before and after pic of it.http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/...reandafter.jpg

Hadstuff 07-27-2012 11:34 AM

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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