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Another Macro Tank. Lighting enough?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Infulgeo, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Infulgeo

    Infulgeo Prolific Poster

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    60 gallon hexagon, 29" high. Light is a 1000watt MH 20" above the tank. Currently the ballast is at 50%. Is this enough?


    Species so far, more seahorses to come ;).
    Stomatella Varia
    Panama Banded Trochus Snails
    Collonista Sp
    Mysid Bahia
    Parvocalanus crassirostris
    (Like a varied predatory chain enriched with phyto&probiotics)

    Gracilaria Hayi
    Caulerpa Prolifera
    Euchema Spinossum
    Bryothamnion
    String of Pearls
    Rose Petal
    Dragon's Breath
    Rhodopeltis
    Blue Scroll (Padina Sp)
    Blue Ochtodes
    Red Grape Caulerpa
    Unknown Red Palm Macro
    Chaeto

    P.S Always interested in rare and interesting macros. When these grow out I'd be willing to sell/trade.
     
  2. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
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    Keeping the heat off the tank will be an issue in the day/night cycles.
    That's a lot of light/heat.

    More macro friendly herbivores, the better.
    DBS.
    Good dKH and Ca++, traces, feed fish/corals well.
    Most of the Florida type macros you have are fairly good choices and will last a long time.

    Might try Reef Central for Macro trades, buys.
     
  3. Infulgeo

    Infulgeo Prolific Poster

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    Thanks Tom! And I have a booster fan that is said to move 180 cu. The room is 9x6 and fed with a large Central Air vent. Despite this Will heat still be a problem?
    And do you know of any interesting macros i should keep an eye out for? I'll send you some frags in a few months if you like, you've answered all my questions on here so, its the least I can do :victorious:

    Sincerely,
    Nick
     
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