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    Question about lights.

    I want a cheap light with timmer and dimmer... I wanted CHIHIROS A-201 but it doesnt come with a dimmer and timer, idk if i can use smart plug or smth like that. then in my other lfs i saw tubes of fluorescent light and idk if they come with dimmer and timer... But then i found Coco aquarium...
  2. moonmist

    LED light and companion app HELP

    Hi everyone, this might be a long shot but I don’t know who to ask. I purchased this light: https://sevenports.com/product/aqualife-pro-pendant-rgb-aquascaping-light-black-ap-versions-with-arm-mount-40-watt/ And I have had SO many issues with it! It comes with an app called Tuya smart and the...
  3. C

    General Questions

    Hello guys! I'm a french animals stan and french engineer. I'm on a project of making a device able to make the settings easier and cheaper for a reptile enclosure or an aquarium. And for that, I need opinions from enclosure/aquarium holder. So if you please can answer to the poll ^^ I'll...
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    Chihiros light for nano tank

    Hey there! I wanted to ask if anybody here has used one of the chihiros C line lights. Like the C301, C361. They are quite cheap where I live and I don't have a big budget. If someone has used one of these, are they any good? I'm planning to add red plants to this tank as well.
  5. B

    Best T5 or T8 for red plants

    Hey there! I want to put together a 5-10g shrimp tank with mostly red plants and I don't really know what light to put on it. I don't have that much money so I was thinking that maybe 1 or 2 T5 could work. I wanted to ask if there is a company that makes good bulbs or if I should just look for...
  6. D

    Tetra fish tank 105liter

    I have the tetra 105 liter fish tank but i am finding if i have the light on for more than 5 hours my plants glass heater and filter is getting covered in algee anyone had this problem and could tell me of a bettwr light or a fix to get for this thank you
  7. Linkandnavi

    Running lights front to back on a tank

    Does anyone have any experience of running multiple lights front to back across an aquarium, as opposed to lengthways? I have a custom size tank currently being built, at 179cm length, 61cm depth, 70cm height (total volume 764l/202 US gallons). I've been struggling to find lights that stretch...
  8. P

    I diyed this light for about 10 dollars

    So i needed a light and nothing was within my budget. I decided to start this hobby just as i was put on “furlough” from my job . Soo i dont have much to spend now . i think it turned out well for price, thought it might help someone or give ideas just used an old phone stand to clip on...
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    How Important is Accurately Recreating Environmental Lighting

    I've had two community tanks with tetras, gouramis and catfish for almost a year now, and there really isn't any indication that there's a problem, but try as I might I can't help but feel like I'm doing something wrong when it comes to lighting. So just for my peace of mind, here's a timeline...
  10. Oman

    Triangular light problem

    Hi there, I recently picked up this triangular prism shaped tank off Facebook marketplace, it came with this light. I wanted to see if any of you knew which light this was as some of the LEDs keep flickering which can be quite frustrating and I’m sure it causes a bit of stress for the fighting...
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    Fish Story

    So this is just a little story that might help some other new betta owners. So I have a betta sorority that has three beautiful baby girl’s. They are acting and look healthy, so I was surprised when I found my red crowntail, Judas, sitting in one spot and not moving. I moved my hand towards...
  12. Barry Tetra

    Seriously?! What’s the point of these lights?

    Hello guys, me again. Today I want your thoughts about these lights that are sells in most fish store, It’s the blue and rainbow light, seriously! What’s the point of this? It makes my tank water looks blue and rainbow-ish, thoughts guys?
  13. R

    Tank ideas, switching substrate?

    I have had this 29 gallon freshwater tank for a little over a year and I want to change it up, the blue substrate has spots on it and I frankly think it’s kinda ugly. I was thinking of doing black sand, but I’m now leaning towards white sand, would this look good? I also want to know if anyone...
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    General Consensus on Light Levels at Night

    So obviously you want to leave the lights on for 10-12 hours a day on your fish tank and no more, but I haven't seen any general consensus on the difference in light levels between the day/night cycle and I'd love to hear everybody's opinions. I don't know if there have been any studies about...
  15. newmag1659

    Best light for 10 gallon planted tank?

    Hi! I'm starting up my second tank, a 10 gallon, and the lights that come with it are terrible. I have some low light hornwort and amazon swords, but I'm going to be adding some medium-light plants in next week. I'm a college student, so I don't want to spend a ton, I'm gonna say no more than...
  16. S

    Light Helpppp

    I have a FluvalSmart aqua sky 2.0 21-32" size on a 58 litre tank the dimensions are as follows Height:33.5cm Length:60cm Width:30cm What level of light would this be as in bright low or medium What sort of plants would I be able to grow
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. Tool13x

    Newbie looking for plant suggestions

    Hello, I have a 55g tank setup with Rosy Barbs, a Bristle nose pleco, a Bolivian Ram and Cory cats on a sand substrate. I have been wanting to do some live plants and I really dont know where to begin. All I have for lighting is the the (2) 18" T8 Aqueon full spectrum bulbs that came with the...
  20. S

    Help needed with replacement hood 100cm x 40cm

    Hi, new to the forum, and hope this is the most appropriate section to post in. I have a LightGlo tank with a twin lamp hood 100x40cm which I believe is a euro size made by Hagen (Fluval). Unfortunately, this is now beyond any further economical or ‘Heath Robinson’ type repairs, and the final...