Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. Default Will this light be ok?


    0 Not allowed!
    i have a Aqualight 65W CFL and was wondering if this is ok for a 29g tank that i plan on keeping some plants in?

    the bulb is 10k and i'm guessing i should swap it out for a 6.7k bulb? any help would be appreciated :)

  2. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    While I do keep quite a few plants, I am by no means an expert on lighting. I do know that whether or not the lighting is appropriate is entirely dependent on what kind of plants you plan to keep. Some plants are far more forgiving than others. I tend to stick with the easy stuff, myself.

    -S

  3. #3

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Is this the bulb in the fixture you are referring to?

    http://www.marineandreef.com/65W_10K.../res54065b.htm

    If yes, that would give you some pretty good lighting for medium and perhaps even close to higher lighting levels. You can certain give it a try, but I would suggest a lot of plants and perhaps even some plant ferts. You might even want to consider some CO2 if the plants are not growing fast enough to out-compete algae. If you want a lower tech / low maintenance set-up, you could always lower your lighting level and only keep low demanding plants.

    I have always had the best results from a 6700K bulbs. Other have also had good results with 10,000K bulbs. You could always try that bulb you have to see how it works before trying another one. You might be able to save some money that way
    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/"]

  4. #4

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I had the same setup with a 6700K bulb and grew all kinds of plants very well. You will want to consider using CO2 with that setup. I ended up switching to a T5 fixture after a couple years because of the expense of the CFL bulbs. At that time I had to pay $30 per bulb, and replacing them every six months became too expensive.

    Liters to Gallons conversion calculator

    "Keeping fish for any period of time doesn't make you experienced if you're doing it wrong. What does, is acknowledging those mistakes and learning from them." ~Aeonflame
    "
    your argument is invalid." ~Mommy1


  5. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    Is this the bulb in the fixture you are referring to?

    http://www.marineandreef.com/65W_10K.../res54065b.htm
    yup that is the bulb in the fixture :)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •