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Old 03-31-2007, 09:03 PM   #1
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New Bulbs

Well spring break is finally here (Yay!) and I finally have the time to give my tank some much needed attention. In addition to some routine maintenance, I am long overdue for some new light bulbs for my 12 Gal Nano Cube. Since I know absolutely nothing about lighting, I have a few questions.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to which brand to purchase?

I was thinking about these. Would these be a good choice? Also, would I want to get 2 50/50s, 1 50/50 & 1 10000k, or both 10000k?

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Old 03-31-2007, 10:17 PM   #2
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Those are a smaller version of what is in my 55 gal and they work great !
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:06 PM   #3
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Those were the most recognizable brand name on there. I have heard of the others, but I am not so sure of their quality. Any Ideas on which bulb combination I should get?
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What all do you have in the tank? If you have coral in the tank then a combo of 10K and 50/50 would be good. The 10k will promote coral growth and the 50/50 will make everything look nice....
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Nope. No corals. Would the 10k still be a good idea? Will it help with coraline growth?
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Yes it will help with coraline growth...What kind of bulbs do you have now?
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10k and 50/50 is a great combo for growth and beauty. Its what I have and has worked well. With this you could get corals in the future.
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The original bulbs that came with the tank. I believe that they are both 50/50.
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Personally I like the look of 10 k and actinic best. 50/50's alone are a little too blue, and IMO don't give the same "pop" to corals/fish a true actinic does. 10k, w/ an actinic, evens out the blue, giving a nice overall appearance.
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