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    Lighting for Softie Tank

    I have a 75g that I plan to set up this summer for softies only. I would like to use the tank for shrooms, ricordia, sinularia, toadstools, xenia, and other softies.

    What lighting requirements would you recommend? Would PC's or T5'd be adequate?

    Ward

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    yeah that would be fine i actually know ppl that run 4 NO 40W bulbs to keep those corals
    Craig

    Tank: 77gal reef, deltec AP600 skimmer, 440W VHO lighting.
    Livestock:Coral beauty, Tomato Clown, Yellow Tang, magenta dottyback, 3 stripe damsel, yellow tail damsel, coral banded shrimp

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    NO 40 watt. Never thought that would work. Seems too easy (meaning too cheap).
    180g with 2 x 54g corner bowfront bookends. 220 FOWLR in the works, 75g sump, 75g fuge, 75g QT.
    Solaris I4 72", 2 x 150 HQI Outer Orbit Pendants, Reeflo Orca 250, Profilux controller, Tunze 6101's and 6055's, Deltec CA Rx, PM Kalk Mixer, PM SR45 reactors.

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    lol well it works fine for him usually runs a 40W trichromatic, 1 40w actinic and 2 10k daylights tanks on average are 18-24 inches deeop and the softies do just fine
    Craig

    Tank: 77gal reef, deltec AP600 skimmer, 440W VHO lighting.
    Livestock:Coral beauty, Tomato Clown, Yellow Tang, magenta dottyback, 3 stripe damsel, yellow tail damsel, coral banded shrimp

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    he runs a local shop around here and he keeps 90% of his livestock under NO lighting
    Craig

    Tank: 77gal reef, deltec AP600 skimmer, 440W VHO lighting.
    Livestock:Coral beauty, Tomato Clown, Yellow Tang, magenta dottyback, 3 stripe damsel, yellow tail damsel, coral banded shrimp

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    Thanks Craig. We (my family) head to Woodstock and Moncton at least twice a year. We are Maritimers ourselves.

    I am giving some thought to visiting some of the shops there. Is the shop you are referring to in Campbellton?

    Ward
    180g with 2 x 54g corner bowfront bookends. 220 FOWLR in the works, 75g sump, 75g fuge, 75g QT.
    Solaris I4 72", 2 x 150 HQI Outer Orbit Pendants, Reeflo Orca 250, Profilux controller, Tunze 6101's and 6055's, Deltec CA Rx, PM Kalk Mixer, PM SR45 reactors.

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    nope its in bathurst i guarantee its the best shop in NewBrunswick by far you can ask volitan or Dragoon they also shop there...he will not sell fish that have not been quarantined for 3 weeks and hand picks 75% of his stock. really nice shop but if you ever pass through this way feel free to stop in! its always nice to meet fellow reefers, and there arent many up this end of the province
    Craig

    Tank: 77gal reef, deltec AP600 skimmer, 440W VHO lighting.
    Livestock:Coral beauty, Tomato Clown, Yellow Tang, magenta dottyback, 3 stripe damsel, yellow tail damsel, coral banded shrimp

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    My sister and brother in law live in Chatham (Miramichi now I guess). I can already see the drive. Take the highway to Campbellton from Edmunston, stop for a visit, on to Chatham. back to Bathurst. Hmm. Summer vacation is sounding better already. (especially since we hit -44 wind chill this morning).
    180g with 2 x 54g corner bowfront bookends. 220 FOWLR in the works, 75g sump, 75g fuge, 75g QT.
    Solaris I4 72", 2 x 150 HQI Outer Orbit Pendants, Reeflo Orca 250, Profilux controller, Tunze 6101's and 6055's, Deltec CA Rx, PM Kalk Mixer, PM SR45 reactors.

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    ouch yeah supposed to be a cold one here tonight...im from bathurst and have family living in miramichi also but let meknow when your heading down like isaid would love to have someone come visit. There are only a few reefers up this way and i havent met them yet. Bring some frags with ya!!!
    Craig

    Tank: 77gal reef, deltec AP600 skimmer, 440W VHO lighting.
    Livestock:Coral beauty, Tomato Clown, Yellow Tang, magenta dottyback, 3 stripe damsel, yellow tail damsel, coral banded shrimp

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    When summer vacation plans are made, you will be the first to know. Might even be able to go over to Ivans first, then head down.
    180g with 2 x 54g corner bowfront bookends. 220 FOWLR in the works, 75g sump, 75g fuge, 75g QT.
    Solaris I4 72", 2 x 150 HQI Outer Orbit Pendants, Reeflo Orca 250, Profilux controller, Tunze 6101's and 6055's, Deltec CA Rx, PM Kalk Mixer, PM SR45 reactors.

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