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5gal 13watt?


skabooya

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Well actually its 4.89....gal. I found one post that said i can use a 13 watt PC bulb over a 5 gal if i only have zoas and shrooms which is all i want and that is a maybe. I am mostly interested in the inverts and the LR, and more than likely some feather dusters and if possible some macro algae. Would 13 watts be enough or should i stick to FOWLR but without the fish lol and just have inverts like sexy shrimp and hermies :)

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I don't think that's enough lighting and if you are referring to the spiral compacts you lose over half of that from restrike or blowing off.

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So then my option would be fowlr and just have my hermies, shrimp, snails and feather dusters... and possibly some non photosynthetic corals.

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Would I be right?

Just 5-8lbs (more if i need it) of LR, 2-3 blue leg hermits, 2-3 sexy shrimp OR 1 cleaner shrimp, and a few feather dusters (with feedings). This set up should be fine with only 13watts of PCs correct?

No fish and no corals. I didnt mention that this tank would end up in my classroom under my care and not my students. But they would get to see the activity of a simulated tidepool with all the little crabs and shrimp and feather dusters :)

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That should work fine, but you may want to look at the Coralife 20w 50/50 PC screw in bulb. More light and the colors would be more pleasing I think. I would also suggest throwing in a couple of cerith or astrea snails to help with algae control.

 

Good luck.

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