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Corals with Fluval Evo 13.5 stock light.

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Jim80

Hello,

 

I’m looking at starting to stock my Fluval Evo 13.5 with corals. Will the standard light support LPS?

 

Does anyone have any pictures of their stock light Evo with LPS and softies?

 

Im new to marine tanks so any help will be great..

 

Thank you

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NuisanceAlgaeCultivator

The Marine Fluval EVO 13.5 has a 14000k light which would be strong enough to support some LPS. 

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MSunkin23

There are people growing torch corals, acans, and other LPS with stock Fluvial EVO 13.5 

 

I think you would have a problem with SPS, but LPS and Softies should be fine.

 

Should be fine for quite some time!

 

 

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Clown79

The light is suitable for lps. Lps are low to moderate lighting with some enjoying/can handle high light.

 

Some hobbyists have had less demanding sps closer to the top.

 

Hammers, frogspawn, torch, blasto, acans, fungia plates, favia, enchinata, chalice, duncans, will all work with the light

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hyoib

See my thread. I’ve had success with Duncan’s, acans, torches and frogspawn.

 

Not the fastest of growth rates but still getting new heads form!

 

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WuzzoFish

Lol!  you people are a little funny.  I have 38 frags of Acans, Shrooms, Blastos, Zoas, Montis, Euphyllia, and many other softies and things.  If you want more coral, get a couple frag racks and get frags.  That's theway I'm going but I am going to straighten it out soon.

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Clown79

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the light.

 

Its 14k.

 

The only issue is that it doesn't offer a lot of controllability but that's not an issue.

 

You can keep lps and softies with some easier sps

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Jim80

Thank you all for your posts. It has really helped me.

 

@Clown79 I have one of those Fluval light controllers which seems ok. You get sunrise and sunset over 15 min period and if you set the moon light option to 1% you get low blue light for the evening. 

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Jim80

@4Swanson2Reefer0N00b your tank looks really nice 👍 

 

@hyoib I’m looking forward to reading your thread tonight. 

 

Again in thank you all for your posts so far.

 

 

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Clown79
3 hours ago, Jim80 said:

Thank you all for your posts. It has really helped me.

 

@Clown79 I have one of those Fluval light controllers which seems ok. You get sunrise and sunset over 15 min period and if you set the moon light option to 1% you get low blue light for the evening. 

That's fine.

 

For years and years there was no ability to control lights, it was on and off...ppl kept corals this way.

 

 

You will be fine with the various coral options everyone has suggested.

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Maddie

I'm glad I found this thread, I'm picking this tank up in a couple weeks and it's good to know I can grow all that without upgrading! One question: can it grow gorgs? 

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