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 4 of 4

Hybrid View

  1. #1

    Default Question about this light


    0 Not allowed!
    I want a low light for one of my 55's with just java fern, moss and anibias. I first thought of a shop light but then I saw this one.

    http://www.bigalsonline.com/BigAlsUS...lestriplight48

    I think by the time I get the shop light and then upgrade the bulbs that this light would cost about the same but it has the bulb cover.

    Would this light be sufficient for the plants I mentioned or would the shop light be the way to fly?

  2. #2

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I would just use a double bulb shop light. The fixtures are $10 here and plant/aquarium bulbs are only $8 each at walmart, so you only at $26 vs $48 + shipping. You can use t-8 bulbs in a t 12 fixture if you want slightly more output. I'm running a shop light with 2 t-12 ge plant/aquarium bulbs on my 55 community with java ferns and anibias and they are doing great (finally started to grow fast within the last few weeks)

    29 gallon-planted community

    20 long frag tank
    75 gal-planted goldfish

    75 gallon mixed reef with 20 gallon sump






  3. #3

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    That light would work with the factory bulbs, that's what's over my giant java ferns, they aren't growing as fast as with the shop light though.

    About the lens cover it states on the package not to be used on open top aquariums ( I do)

    You can do glass tops/shop lights/ good bulbs for about the same as that light alone with shipping
    As I get older I find myself thinking about the hereafter - I go into a room and then wonder what I'm here after.

    AC's Free Aquarium Ebook

  4. #4

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    OK. Sounds good to me. I just got this annibias but have 3 watts on this one tank and afraid it's too much light for the low light variety. The shop light will be the way to go then. And far easier to find replacement bulbs!

Posting Permissions

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