View Full Version : Low and moderate light lps

09/20/2017, 07:27 AM
What lps are low to moderate light i would like some direction before Rap California
Species please
Not looking for torch or elegance

09/20/2017, 09:28 AM
I have both Acan echinata and micromussia lord on (or near) my sandbed in a 24 inch tank. I do not get great growth though so it is more a case of them adapting to less light.

Most chalice do best in lower light. Duncan's are not very demanding either.

09/20/2017, 12:31 PM
IME... favia, acans, blastos, chalice, lepto all respond poorly to more/stronger light.

09/21/2017, 02:05 PM

09/24/2017, 02:47 PM
IME, chalices and lepton do better in lower light. I keep mine at the bottom somewhat shaded.

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09/24/2017, 06:50 PM
would lepto or cyphastrea be good in low to medium flow too?

09/24/2017, 09:36 PM
Cyphastrea likes medium flow. My Lepto is in low to med flow.

09/26/2017, 08:03 AM
would lepto or cyphastrea be good in low to medium flow too?

Cyphastrea would be fine, IME.

09/26/2017, 09:58 AM
Sun/yellow tube coral. Low light

Reef Bass
09/27/2017, 06:16 PM
Sun corals (Tubastrea) are not photosynthetic. So no light is fine with them.

10/13/2017, 05:12 PM
Tubastreas the best for low light condition as they dont need lights at all. Other than that you can place under low to moderate lighting corals lime elegance and bubble.

Turbo snail
10/19/2017, 11:01 AM
my blastomussa likes to be in as little light as possible with moderate flow. I'd definitely recommend a cyphastrea too, quick growers that love dimmer areas