Lighting for Anemones Question 

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Would my lighting be sufficient for having anemones? Coralife aqualight Dual T5 High Output 10,0000K Daylight and Actinic Blue Lamps...Thanks in Advance!x
 

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Anemones typically need rather high lighting. How many watts is that fixture?

EDIT: Also keep in mind that many anemones are not safe for certain fish and corals. They have stinging tentacles and can be very aggressive. Don't be surprised if a fish turns up missing out of nowhere one day.
 
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It would only equal out to 2.4 watts per gallon? Should I return the lighting fixture? I'm new at coral What could this lighting grow. People tell me soft corals. What are some examples of some that I could have in my tank?

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metal halides are normally the lowest reccomended for anenomes
 

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Mushrooms, leathers, maybe some LPS. It also depends on the placement of the corals. The ones that require a little more light would be placed at the top of the live rock closer to the lights whereas the ones that prefer lower light would be placed closer to the bottom.
 
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Thanks Guys. I think its best I don't start out with Anemones. What are examples sps and lps? Do you think that 2.4 wpg is okay to start corals with?
 

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Depends on your light. You should start with softies and LPS IMO. You could keep a few easy beginner SPS corals, but I reccomend you get use to Saltwater before trying the harder corals.

SPS-acroporas
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Thanks Everyone! I'm looking forward to my lights arriving. The last couple of days I have been going to every saltwater store in a two hour radius. I have had so much help from you guys! I now know what I can and can't have and have started to be able to figure out what is what!
 
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