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Old 11-19-2011, 02:19 PM   #1
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Lighting issue

OK I have a 36" marineland double bright led system on my 65g tank. They issue I'm having is....its not doing anything but making it pretty. My coralline algae isn't growing and the stuff in did have is fading. My calcium is in between 400-430 ish. Ammonia is 0, nitrates stay around 5 or less and my Phosphate is 0. I feel that its my lighting. I was wondering what y'all would recommend. I would like t5 over MH ( they make my wife dizzy). Would I need two bulbs or more. Also 10,000k antic or the purple. I doing fish only for now. I will be doing corals once I'm out of the military and have more time. The tank is a standard 65g 36"x18"x24". I like the brightness from the led. Their just not growing anything.
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:29 PM   #2
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I was looking at this light at my lfs. Would something like this work or will I need something more for corals later on?

http://www.aquariumlighting.com/reta...016b9d9e7a192d
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:52 PM   #3
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More info I forgot about. The tank did come with a 3 bulb t8 fixture. Everything I've read about sw light says use t5 or mh. So I don't have t8 running.
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Will you could go with a good compact fluorescent light I have 2x65w 10k and 2x65A over my 55 and they work really well
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:15 PM   #5
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I think my wife and I have settled on this

Amazon.com: Deep Blue Solarmax T5HO Quad Light 36 inch: Pet Supplies

let me know what y'all think. I've seen the frag tank and the anemone at my lfs with this on it for the last year and everything in there looks great.
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:54 AM   #6
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Looks like a solid choice. The four bulbs will give you alot more options as far as corals.
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Good deal that's what I was thinking. Black Friday I'm picking it up. It will be half off then.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:35 PM   #8
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Look at fishneedit.com fixtures are way cheaper and lots of people use them. That is what I would do.
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