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Old 11/06/2017, 01:53 PM   #1
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Best lighting for bubble tip anemones?

Due to heat issues from using metal halides I have been trying other forms of lighting for my bubble tip anemones but can't seem to find one that they either seem to like or get as good of coloration out of. Anyone have any good results using T5's or LED's ?


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Old 11/06/2017, 02:05 PM   #2
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Due to heat issues from using metal halides I have been trying other forms of lighting for my bubble tip anemones but can't seem to find one that they either seem to like or get as good of coloration out of. Anyone have any good results using T5's or LED's ?
I use leds, I have bta in 2 tanks a nano and a 4ft. On the 4ft I have Arcadia white and blue t5 led and on my nano I have 2 cheap led lights, a both 1.5w led light and a lovefish 2.5watt led light pic attached, to me looks fine, admittedly on my main tank it looks more whiter but it is a gbta!

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Old 11/06/2017, 02:14 PM   #3
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Thanks Chris, your anemone looks good...maybe I've just been running my led(Kessil 360) too strong.


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Old 11/06/2017, 02:16 PM   #4
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I would like to also use T5's but the anemones can't seem to handle the light and usually end up hiding under a rock.


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Old 11/06/2017, 02:16 PM   #5
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Thanks Chris, your anemone looks good...maybe I've just been running my led(Kessil 360) too strong.
This is my main tank with the t5 Arcadia LEDs, 3 whites and 2 blues, greens stand out here too

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Old 11/06/2017, 02:30 PM   #6
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I run a Current Orbit LED 100% blue, 50% white, and my BTA has been fine for the two years I've had it. Granted, my tank is very shallow (12").

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Old 11/06/2017, 05:31 PM   #7
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I use ai hydra52 on my biocube29 for my btas, for my 110g i am using 320watt maxspect razor..

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Old 11/06/2017, 06:23 PM   #8
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currently using a Hydra 52 HD+ on a Red Sea Reefer 170. The two BTA's I've had colored up quite a bit since I got them.


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Old 11/08/2017, 04:43 PM   #9
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I use a radion gen 3 pro running at 45%.Have 9 rbtas in a 28 jbj.


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Old 11/14/2017, 03:12 PM   #11
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Here's my PAR numbers. The H. Mag is getting blasted with 405 PAR. The two BTA's are both crammed in the same spot, so I'm guessing they love the light and flow right in that crevice.

Again, this is with the AI Hydra 52 HD, running the SPS AB+ w/ high peaks.




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Old 11/15/2017, 09:42 AM   #12
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I am using a black box led light on my 45g. I have a two rbta’s that I just got less than a week ago from aznflyfisherman (beautiful specimens healthy and nice color) One has acclimated very well to the light but the other one is hiding. Before introducing the anemones I was running 90% blues and 45% whites. Now I am down to 50% blues and 15% whites trying to bring the anemone that is hiding out.


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