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Thread: lighting

  1. Default lighting


    0 Not allowed!
    I bought a new light and it gives me 216w is that too much light for a 55g planted? should I only turn one side on. and make it 108w or just leave it alone?
    4ft mbuna mangaino and yellows
    4ft rainbow tank
    4ft planted community
    16g nano planted shrimp and neon tetras
    10g nano reef

  2. #2

    Default It def seems like a LOT to me unless its a high tech tank.


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    Do you run CO2? What spectrum are the bulbs? I run 108w [1x6500K & 1x10000K bulb - No CO2] over this 55G:

    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

  3. #3

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    I have 2 6500 and 2 10000. my plants are some sort of local Val amazon swords a plant called blue stricta and dwarf chain swords. I dose with flourish excel
    4ft mbuna mangaino and yellows
    4ft rainbow tank
    4ft planted community
    16g nano planted shrimp and neon tetras
    10g nano reef

  5. #5

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    Blue stricta = Hygrophila corymbosa 'Siamensis 53B'

    Considering the excel & high lighting I am assuming you are going for a carpet w the chain sword. If so, I would definitely go with all 4 and see how it goes. Tweak as required obviously.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    ok thanks 850R I was just worried cause everywhere it says 1-2 watt per gallon and I have double that thought maybe I might burn the plants
    4ft mbuna mangaino and yellows
    4ft rainbow tank
    4ft planted community
    16g nano planted shrimp and neon tetras
    10g nano reef

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    You may want to raise the light fixture up higher so the light isn't so intense.
    "The Dumpster Tank" 26g flat back hex - Betta albimarginata, corydoras, checker barbs, pork chop rasbora

    "Nano Fish Tank" 20g long - Celestial Pearl Danios, microrasboras, Corydoras habrosus

    "Mbuna Tank" 75g - Ps. saulosi, I. sprengerae, M. pulpican, M. joanjohnsonae

    "Time Out Tank" 29g - dominant male Cynotilapia sp. "hara"

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    0 Not allowed!
    how high? it's already about 5inches off
    4ft mbuna mangaino and yellows
    4ft rainbow tank
    4ft planted community
    16g nano planted shrimp and neon tetras
    10g nano reef

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