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Old 01/11/2008, 04:30 PM
Maika'i Maika'i is offline
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Strange lighting and anemone question

So I dont have enough lighting for an anemone, Ive got about 3 watts per gallon of PC and a pair of antsy GSM clowns waiting for their anemone. MY tank is right next to a window and in San Diego we get a lot of sun, even right now. If I have the blinds open it lets a lot more light to the tank, would this make it possible to put in a BTA? Strange question but Im curious.
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Old 01/11/2008, 05:31 PM
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I think it might be okay, but if its really bright light, it might heat up the tank and kill everything.
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Old 01/11/2008, 05:37 PM
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I don't recommend putting the tank in direct sunlight, unless you've got a good refuge setup and handle on phosphates (for algae worries). I think you'll be fine with a BTA with that lighting, you'll still have to feed it (as you always will with anemones), but I don't foresee any worries.
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Old 01/11/2008, 08:31 PM
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so you think i can have a BTA without the sunlight anyway?
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Old 01/11/2008, 09:41 PM
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Yeah, pc's should be fine, sunlight will just cause problems.
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Old 01/11/2008, 09:44 PM
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Yep, the BTA will be fine without sunlight.
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:16 PM
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Ok thats good, Im just double checking because the LFS said I need 2 bulbs of PCs as opposed to my only dual daylight/actinic bulb. But its still a shallow tank and 3 watts per gallon
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:54 PM
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What size tank is it, and what are the actual wattage of the bulbs you are using. Are they all "daylight" bulbs?

I personally don't like using watts/gallon --- it doesn't take into account the depth of the tank.
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Old 01/12/2008, 02:57 AM
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12 gallon tank with 32 watts 50/50
 

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