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Post by Kresnahw22 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:21 am

Ok I know Odyssey fixtures aren't the best choice for lighting but on a 20 gallon long being shallow would a 20" Aquarium Light Strip T5 HO 72W Odyssea work. The bulbs are 2- 10,000k at 18 w each and 2 actinic blue bulbs at 18 w each . For corals this is the exact list that will be place in my tank. Suggest placement if it'll help. Neon green candy cane, Superman monti, maze brain, pink birdnest, hammer coral and maybe one easy sps coral.

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Post by Amphiprion » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:32 pm

Lighting should be okay, especially if you use better lamps than the stock ones. As for placement recommendations, I can't give you an exact answer, because there are too many variables involved--you simply can't make generalizations. In all, start everything at or near the bottom, slowly moving them up over time to where you'd like them. Most use color as a basis for the final position, but that isn't always optimal for the animals themselves.
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Post by Kresnahw22 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:14 am

Amphiprion wrote:Lighting should be okay, especially if you use better lamps than the stock ones. As for placement recommendations, I can't give you an exact answer, because there are too many variables involved--you simply can't make generalizations. In all, start everything at or near the bottom, slowly moving them up over time to where you'd like them. Most use color as a basis for the final position, but that isn't always optimal for the animals themselves.
Thank you for the info. So even if I buy from someone using stronger lighting do I need to light acclimate them still. Just start from bottom and move up a few days until they are in there desired place or can I just place them.

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Post by Amphiprion » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:33 am

Kresnahw22 wrote:Thank you for the info. So even if I buy from someone using stronger lighting do I need to light acclimate them still. Just start from bottom and move up a few days until they are in there desired place or can I just place them.
Yes, still start them out carefully. Unless you can quantitatively verify the other person's lighting was stronger, then play it safe--though that still doesn't take into account different types of lighting and how they affect corals. That's not to say that it may be perfectly fine to place them as-is, but I wouldn't recommend it just in case.
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Post by Kresnahw22 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:39 am

I will acclimate them. Just to be on the safe side when I do decide to purchase them. Thank you.
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