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Im toying with an idea of having 3 or 4 nano reefs instead of a large 50G.

 

has anyone ever grown SPS under the stock lighting of a JBJ 6G. If not the 6G what size?

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I'm Batman

I have the JBJ 6G LED. From my experience the stock LED can grow Ricordea and Zoa’s, a whole bunch of them, but for LPS & SPS they just die off. I’ve tried several Monti and they completely start to wither away. Put them back in my main tank and they come back to life. 
 

trumpets - died

frogspawn - died

duncans - died

that amazing favia in the picture - died too

montis - half way died was able to save

 

I think the water volume is not enough to keep them stable. Also the ballast burned out after about a year and I’ve been trying to retrofit different lighting with not much luck. 

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Reefkid88

I'm pretty sure that stock lighting emits no more than 100 par at the water surface. You can go buy all the sps you want but don't expect them to live.  

 

 I would get a Prime 16HD or and older prime which is known to grow sps,or something like a RedSea LED 50w or build your own light. 

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On 9/8/2020 at 1:27 PM, I'm Batman said:

 

 

I think the water volume is not enough to keep them stable. Also the ballast burned out after about a year and I’ve been trying to retrofit different lighting with not much luck. 

 

 6g is sustainable enough for sps.  There has been numerous tank keepers here ( includong myself ) that have had tanks sub 4g's and kept sps lol. I had a 8" cube slap full of Acro's. 

 

 There was a guy years ago that had a like .5 or evem 1/4 gallon acro tank for almost a few years. 

 

 Once I finish my work trip (ends feb 2021),I plan on starting a 2g Acro only tank. Main thing for sps is stability,flow,lighting/spectrum that is pretty much it. 

 

 

https://www.marineaquariumsa.com/threads/6-gallon-sps-pico-reef-pushes-the-boundaries-for-nano-tank-enthusiasts.32491/

 

 This is byfar my most favorite tank probably ever:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1860144

 

 Here are some pics from my 2g picp sps tank:

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