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  1. #11

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    Not now, but it could cause big algae problems down the road. Your plants will help offset that though. You don't have to go out tomorrow and get a new bulb but down the road you would do better to change it out.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    And as for plant growth, the 10k will be fine until I can swap them out? I thought I had bought the right ones lol.

    I just want that lush jungle look. My Moss seems to have a lot of new little buds on it.

    Are there any other plants I should try with this setup?

  3. #13

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    Are we talking square pins? https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...ed=0CDQQ8wIwBg

    And in the mean time between the current bulb going out and the next one being bought... (6mo or more)... I would limit the photoperiod to 6hrs at night.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    No its the 4 straight pins, not the square. And thank you guys. Other forums are so dead. You guys are on top of things!

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    Man I love that tank it looks very natural, you could also get 20 otocinclus and they will be awsome and look very cool in a big tank with a big group they get two inches and eat more algae and poop less than plecos

  6. #16

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    After all that help I owe you a beer! - Richard Peche Thanks! - Plecos Some more halloween candy for killing zombies - mommy1 TGIF - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    More candy for your candy bag - mommy1 Your candy bag is getting full. - mommy1 Thank you for playing all the games! I appreciate the support - mommy1 Congrats on 5000th post! - Plecos Here's to 5,000 posts :) - steeler58 
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    Yes it will be fine. The blue spectrum is just more readily available to algae making it grow faster. But your plants are using it as well so they'll be fine. But they can consume more of the yellow spectrum that the algae has a harder time with. Thus we recommend the 6500K range. That java moss will grow under any light. That stuff is beast. lol

    In the shaded area under your driftwood you can try some of the different Anubais species. They tie off the same as the java fern but prefer low light.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    Well let's say I replace them this or next week. Should I notice a dramatic growth in the plants from the new bulbs? All I'm finding for my light are 6700k, which it originally came with.

  8. #18

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    After all that help I owe you a beer! - Richard Peche Thanks! - Plecos Some more halloween candy for killing zombies - mommy1 TGIF - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    More candy for your candy bag - mommy1 Your candy bag is getting full. - mommy1 Thank you for playing all the games! I appreciate the support - mommy1 Congrats on 5000th post! - Plecos Here's to 5,000 posts :) - steeler58 
    Thanks for scouting--have a snack on me. - WhistlingBadger Have some pumpkin pie - mommy1 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF! - showmebutterfly Thanks So Much. - metweezer 

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    Quote Originally Posted by aparker2005 View Post
    Well let's say I replace them this or next week. Should I notice a dramatic growth in the plants from the new bulbs? All I'm finding for my light are 6700k, which it originally came with.
    6700K would be better. I wouldn't say you will see dramatic growth. Really you are going to be controlling a major algae outbreak.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    I found some bulbs much cheaper at a regular light store. May order them there at 1000bulbs.com

  10. #20

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    Sorry to hear of your loss, it always sucks to lose fish. - mommy1 Wish it was a real one, sorry for your loses :( - steeler58 So sorry about your fish! - SeaLady Here is pie. - mommy1 for the one you lost :o( - fishmommie 
    No Message - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 Thanks, this one is on me - mommy1 Here's to 4,000 posts :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    TGIF and here's to good whiskey :-) - Taurus Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly Even Monday's are better with severum - showmebutterfly 

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    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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