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Old Today, 12:11 AM   #2876
Michael Hoaster
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Thank you sam.basye! It's getting there. The sail fins are ok. A little subdued for my taste, but, like you said it's fun to hunt for them. Once you find them, you can watch their social behavior, which is pretty amusing.

I agree, a big show fish would be nice. One fish that becomes more possible, the more bad luck I have with sponges, is the Rocky Beauty. It's a gorgeous fish. Another possibility is a small school of small, captive reared Look Downs. Getting them in this small size is very interesting! I've got a few more small fish to add first, before any big guys, but it's good to discuss it!

Right now the only seagrass I have growing is the shoal grass. I don't know its light requirements, as my research was centered on the manatee grass. Since they grow in shallow water I figure they'll take as much light as I can give them in my 30 inch high tank. For me, that's a 400 watt metal halide, 5200k light. This new bulb is brighter than its predecessor. I had wanted to add more light, but not more heat. I've had to make adjustments, but I think it will work well. With the recent growth spurt, I'm thinking the light helps. My best guess at a short answer is very bright.


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Old Today, 12:13 AM   #2877
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Thank you sam.basye! It's getting there. The sail fins are ok. A little subdued for my taste, but, like you said it's fun to hunt for them. Once you find them, you can watch their social behavior, which is pretty amusing.

I agree, a big show fish would be nice. One fish that becomes more possible, the more bad luck I have with sponges, is the Rocky Beauty. It's a gorgeous fish. Another possibility is a small school of small, captive reared Look Downs. Getting them in this small size is very interesting! I've got a few more small fish to add first, before any big guys, but it's good to discuss it!

Right now the only seagrass I have growing is the shoal grass. I don't know its light requirements, as my research was centered on the manatee grass. Since they grow in shallow water I figure they'll take as much light as I can give them in my 30 inch high tank. For me, that's a 400 watt metal halide, 5200k light. This new bulb is brighter than its predecessor. I had wanted to add more light, but not more heat. I've had to make adjustments, but I think it will work well. With the recent growth spurt, I'm thinking the light helps. My best guess at a short answer is very bright.


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