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  1. Default Lighting - Aqua Glo


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    I got a 20 gallon long tank the other day and I am working on cleaning it up and getting it ready for fish.

    The tank is 30" long and came with a hood and light fixture. The light holds a 24" fluorescent bulb, and it came with a "GLO Aqua-Glo" Light bulb.

    Its a 20 Watt T8 bulb that puts out 18,000K color temp.

    In my 55 I use T5 bulbs, one 6700K and one colormax (dont know K temp).

    What is the general opinion of folks here about the Aqua-glo bulb, and what would you recommend?
    55 Gallon Freshwater Tank (semi-planted) 48"x21"x13"

    Video of 55GAL Tank - DEC 2012

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    A 18,000K bulb is a bulb best suited for a marine set-up. That would give a lot (and I mean a lot) of algae in your FW tank

    I would switch to something like you are currently using on your 55 gallon. A bulb in the 6500 to 6700K range
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Thanks for the info.

    Yeah when i picked the tank up, (it was used), the amount of green hair algae was astounding.
    55 Gallon Freshwater Tank (semi-planted) 48"x21"x13"

    Video of 55GAL Tank - DEC 2012

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    LOL, I know, I tried a 18,000K bulb once as well. The amount of algae that I got was just amazing and it took me weeks to get rid of it all

    I have found the below link to be very helpful when it comes to understanding lighting. I have learned a lot form it

    http://www.americanaquariumproducts...._Lighting.html
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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