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Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by patchin, Dec 13, 2009.
Has anyone had success keeping a GBTA ina 12ga DX with the standard lighting (2x24 PC)?
Then you gotta worry about heat.
I've got 12 or 13 BTA's in a 15g right now
I had a couple BTA's in a 10g tank with a 28w PC 50/50, but it wasn't enough, as after a couple months there was a slow decline in coloration and vitality. That is the reason I moved them into the 15g, and upgraded the lighting to a 150w HQI.
Not saying they can be kept under (2)24w PC's, as I am sure some have had success with it (not sure how the colors were), but maybe consider looking for a used 70w HQI fixture
Nothing a small fan and a Ranco won't take care of
How about the quad-bulb PC fixtures?
Would that fit in a standard hood?
My 12g Aquapod came with 2x27w.
I retrofitted it with 2x32w instead.
Works fine for RBTA.
***** Disclaimer - the following assumes the aquarist overseeing the tank is well experienced! *****
Steve, I used to keep an RBTA and a clown in a 7 gallon bow with a single PC light w/o touble. The key is to get a specimen that is conditioned to lower light levels and conduct regular supplemental feedings and water changes. The colors will not be as intense as those found under MH, but it should survive OK with proper care.
i kept a RBTA under the stock lighting in a aquapod 12g nano, they are the 2x27 watt pc bulbs and it did well in there.
I have the same setup as Anthony. 12+ RBTAs in a 15 gallon tank with 150w MH. That tank spits out babies like nobody's business.
Sounds like it should be your business I'm sure Jim, Robert, Justin, Chris, Tyler, etc would buy some from you :lol:
I am up to 15 now -good to know I am not the only crazy one