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    What's the deal with lighting?

    Hi TFF, I am hoping that you guys can help me out with lighting. I honestly don't get how it works and to know if you have a strong enough light for your plants. I have been looking around and doing some research and the most common term I found was watt per gallon. Apparently you should aim...
  2. K

    Blue LED light?

    Me again :rolleyes: Are there benefits to having a blue LED moonlight on in the tank? My new tank I've set up has a long white LED and a short blue LED. You can have them on singularly or both together. I presume the "moonlight" is good for nocturnal fish? Will it have any negative effect on...
  3. Irksome

    Can liquid carbon help with a light/c02 imbalance?

    Hello everyone. My new 10 gallon divided low tech tank has been running about a week now. As the light was so poor on the hood I’ve put a tabletop led grow light shining into the sides. My plants look great, my weeping moss divider is filling out amazingly well with the directional grow lamps...
  4. B

    55 gallon growing lights

    What brand would you recommend for a 55 gallon tank? I’m planting a high light tank and can’t decode what lighting to use. It could be LED or a T5 or whatever else. I could even do two lights if necessary but would prefer just one strong one. Need something that could keep the color on red...
  5. Donya

    Coral and anemone response to LED fixture going bad

    I have some interesting observations from my reef tank that I wanted to share. For the last few years I've had an AI prime LED on the tank, which served me well until this month. A couple weeks ago, it died in a very frustrating way by subjecting my fish to a periodic lightning effect in the...
  6. ukdamon

    Warning about Fluval 60L 7000K LED

    I recently purchased a 60L Fluval Edge Aquarium with integrated filter and LED lighting. It's a lovely sized tank, but I wanted share a couple of issues with you in case you're thinking of getting one. The LED light is great, and super bright. It does have 3 modes. White, White & Blue and...
  7. G

    Please help me figure out my lighting, ferts and CO2!

    I have a lot of trouble figuring out how much light and CO2 I have, and what plants would thrive in my tank. I could also use some help dosing ferts. My tank is about 120gallon or 540liters. I have 2 18w LEDs, (AquaEl) one at 10 000k and one at 6500k. I can't figure out what their PUR/PAR or...
  8. M

    Lighting suggestions

    Hello. I’m setting up a new tank. It will house a variety of community fish and have live plants. The tank will be 36” deep. I am after some suggestions for some good lighting preferably LED. As the tank Is 120” long I want to put 2 or 3 light units across the width of the tank which will be 18”...
  9. H

    Enough Light?

    So currently working on my first Planted Tank, so far everything looks alright but I have a feeling maybe I'm not getting enough light to the bottom of the tank. Its lightly planted right now but by the end of the week, it will be heavily planted. 60 Gallon Tank, (48" Wide, 12" Deep, 24" High)...
  10. Tyler_Fishman

    Importance of LED's

    About a week ago I went to Home Depot to Pick up a few things, I had no luck growing my plants to their full potential, and creating a nice soothing white light that that is visually appealing in the day time. At home depot I picked up a Philodendron plant to go into my HOB filter and a set of...
  11. Auratus

    Lighting suggestions (Beamswork?)

    Old timer here, joined about 15 years ago, haven't posted in about 6 years!!! Time flies :p I recently upgraded my 5ft 100 gallon to a 6ft 125 and I need new lighting. I'm wanting to switch to LED from T5 and I've read mixed reviews on Beamswork lights. I see a new 2016 release called the...
  12. C

    Lighting And Fertilizers For 20Gal

    I have one 18" fluorescent bulb on the tank right now. I would like my tank to have moderate lighting. I am thinking of either buying a dual fluorescent fixture or a LED fixture. Which would be the better choice? The tank is a 20 tall, so the lights would be about 17" from the substrate.   For...
  13. N

    Need Help Making Decision On Led Lighting...

    Hi everyone,    So I've just got a brand new tropical tank from ND Aquatics - 6ft x 2ft x 2ft and I'm currently getting all the gear together.    I've got everything sorted except for the lighting, I've spent night after night researching and have come to the conclusion that I need some help...
  14. S

    Lighting My 55 Gallon African Cichlid Tank

    I currently have a 55 gallon African cichlid tank and i am looking to get new bulbs for them. I don't know what I currently have in them. Unfortunately, they only hold a single florescent tube. At the moment I don't want to upgrade, so what would be the best bulb to replace the current ones with...
  15. B

    I'm New Need Help With A Biocube's Lighting.

    Hello everyone one! I have been an aquarium hobbiest for over 20 years. I have a biocube 29g that I have modified the filter with popular intank kits. Now I want to get into the latest fad of LEDs. I have always had a freshwater unplanted tank but I want it to look really nice because I spend a...
  16. 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...
  17. twintanks

    Led Lights For Goldfish Tank

    The fluorescent tube in the lid of my goldfish tank (39x15 inches) is showing signs of gradually packing up, so I expect to have to get a replacement soon. However...I've never been too happy about the flash-bang way these lights start up, the fish must reckon it's a lightning storm and I'm sure...
  18. W

    Lighting Question

    Hey all, I recently got a light with a white light setting and a blue light setting. You can hook both of them up to a timer. I currently have the white light set for 7 hours and the blue light set for 9 hours (one extra hour on each side of the white light time)   Does anyone have suggestions...
  19. McCool

    Tank Revival

    Haven't been on here in a while! I tore down the last of my tanks nearly... a year ago I think? Well, I bought a 20 gallon last night, since I can never stand to stay away from tanks for long. Not sure on what specific plants I plan on doing yet, but won't be doing anything that needs real high...
  20. G

    Lighting Question

    Have a relatively new 90gal semi reef. Replacing old T-12's. These are my three options and interested in feedback. Had a 300 budget to get started but may blow by that pretty quick... Thanks... t-5 / 324W / 6 bulb / 12k daylight x 3 / actinic x 3 / moonlight x 4 / timer  ( Is 6 bulb fixture...
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