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  1. S

    Custom Lighting Set up For My Fresh Water Tropical Tank

    Hi all, I'm hoping for some help with a lighting project that I want to start. :) I have a 48 x 24 x 24" tank with limited live plants including some floating water lettuce. It has 2 traditional bulbs that give sufficient light from a visual point of view but have a few drawbacks that I wish...
  2. Irksome

    Anubias flower right before light upgrade, should I still upgrade it?

    Hello. I went to fit a new light on my low light tank and I noticed that the Anubias has sent up a flower bud. I assume that means the tank is good and stable. Will adding a better light with a dimmer disrupt the balance? The current light is a single T8 with the cheapest 6500k bulb I could...
  3. cooledwhip

    Bulbs Keep Burning Out/blowing Up.

    I have a 2.5 gallon micro tank I plan on scaping soon. I am looking at the round of using a CFL bulb for light. I bought 2 sylvania micro mini instant up CFL 6500k bulbs. They say they are 60 watts or something and turn to 13w or something.   Either way I have been us;ing regular 60w desk lamps...
  4. E

    Light Recommendations For 6 Ft Tank

    I have a 120 gallon and will be starting my fishless cycle very soon. It's 72 inches across and I need some lights. I could get 3x 24inch lights, or 2x 36inch lights. I'm wondering if I should go LED or just stick to good old Florescent. I might have a few plants, but the plant needs will be...
  5. R

    Refugium Heat Problems

    Hi, I have a 50 litre sump with a section as a refugium, the problem is that I have a Juwel Vision cabinet and this means that I have a long quite thin sump (30cm wide, 50cm long, 50 cm high.) I currently have a 25w CF bulb (2700k) lighting it but I am worried about heat that the bulb gives off...
  6. Sophie

    Yay - It Sprouted!

    My Red Tiger Lotus has finally started showing some impressive growth!   Just thought I'd share with everyone