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Old 09-04-2012, 02:36 AM   #1
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Lighting for Cichlids

Need new lights for a 75gal African tank, has some java ferns, & anubias.. My lights flicker when I turn them on, here is a picture of the current light bulbs.. My fixture has two 24 inch bulbs.. I don't know much about lighting, but I know lplants grow with a 6500k bulb.. Idk if I should get one for plants or if there is a better one to compliment the fish & help the plants.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:55 AM   #2
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I really like the lights that convict has maybe he will see this and help you out with a brand name and pictures
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:37 AM   #3
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Alright, thanks.
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Hmm where's convict
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:49 PM   #5
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Hmm where's convict
Lol, sleeping? Idk :P
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Haha I'm right here!!
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:10 PM   #7
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Andy! He's here.. Hah
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What kind of lights do you have bro? And show a pic please I know o don't need to beg can't believe you haven't done it yet Haha
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I use ATI bulbs. I have a 5 bulb fixture. If you want colors to really pop the ATI bulbs are the way to go!

I have these lights on my 75 gallon.

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2 aqua blue specials, 1 purple plus and 1 blue plus



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That picture is with all 4 bulbs on. I only keep the 4 on for a little while then the purple and blue for the rest of the time. Your plants will be gone with those bulbs.

You can do 1 aqua blue special which will give you the daylight effect with a blue shimmer to bring out colors. And to make thinks pop you can add a purple plus.

There really for saltwater but they really help bring out the colors in the fish. Check my album for more pics.

You can see how bright the 2nd pic is with all 4 bulbs on. There T5's and at night I run the moon lights, it's 6 LED blues.
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