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cathyg_99
04-04-2011, 03:44 AM
any suggestions for corals that like low light or shade?

chris88
04-04-2011, 03:56 AM
challices, acans, some brains, most lps to be hounest as long as you feed them.

Edmonton newbie
04-04-2011, 04:48 AM
cathy my dundro doesnt need any light

cathyg_99
04-04-2011, 03:47 PM
cathy my dundro doesnt need any light


but i have to spot feed him dont i?

Wayne
04-04-2011, 03:57 PM
A lot of softies don't need tons of light.

cathyg_99
04-04-2011, 03:59 PM
A lot of softies don't need tons of light.

im thinking of putting them under my rockwork bridges so its very low light

Dez
04-04-2011, 04:02 PM
I've had a blue sponge for over a year and a half and it is spreading like crazy. It sits underneath an overhang in my aquarium. Beautiful colour as well.

paddyob
04-04-2011, 04:39 PM
cathy my dundro doesnt need any light

Yes DENDROS need minimal light... but require heavy feedings. Several times a week or they will perish.

My first salt tank was only 30W T8 and I had all sorts of softies and LPS growing well. Zoas included.

Edmonton newbie
04-04-2011, 05:14 PM
cathy i have some real weeds in my tanks that seem to not care too much about light your more than welcome to come grab some if you like
and yes i need to feed my DENDROS a couple times a day to keep them happy lol thanks patrick

paddyob
04-04-2011, 06:30 PM
cathy i have some real weeds in my tanks that seem to not care too much about light your more than welcome to come grab some if you like
and yes i need to feed my DENDROS a couple times a day to keep them happy lol thanks patrick

HA HA! I have never tried Dendros but know folks who failed feeding time.

Any pics of yours Newb? I love Dendros. Colors are awesome!

ScubaSteve
04-04-2011, 08:18 PM
Meteor Shower Cyphastrea. I put mine under an overhang and it's growing around the rock out into the light. Awesome colours. I also second the chalices. Low light = Awesome colours... kinda the total opposite of everything in my tank.

Nebthet
04-04-2011, 08:23 PM
I agree with every one else.. the following corals are good for lower light or a shaded light area.

- Chalice
- Acans (lords always best because you can cram pack em in there)
- Dendros
- Sun corals (but require a lot of target feeding)
- Duncans
- Candycanes (mine like the overhang area)
- Xenia likes more moderate low, at least in my tank.
- Toadstool leather more moderate lighting.
- Rics/Yumas are more low-moderate light.

- Feather dusters: not corals, but they add some nice personality and movement to a reef tank.