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Old 08-16-2014, 05:19 PM   #1
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Best aquarium viewing light you have used.

What is the best light you have used in your tank, viewing fish only?
I'm currently using a 48" strip with a 6500k 32w bulb and while is ok, I don't feel is the best light for bringing out colors in an African cichlid tank and it's bright. Are LED better for bringing out colors than a strip?
It seems LED's are pricey but I'm willing to make a small investment if it really makes a difference.
So far I've only tried a 5000k, way to bright and the 6500k that I'm now using.
Any input appreciated, thanks.


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Old 08-16-2014, 05:28 PM   #2
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Finnex monster ray will bring the color of your fish out nicely.


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Finnex monster ray will bring the color of your fish out nicely.


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I have the razor maxspect, fantastic slick light, features sunrise and sunset - you control the settings, and has multiple color LEDs controllable with dimmer - programmed and set


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The maxspect costs a small fortune! I believe the finnex is more up my alley.
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Gilpi, but does the cheaper one have sunset/sunrise and fans to keep your drivers cool, I have tested a few and have found the cheaper ones just that, lacking the longterm functions that make aquarium viewing a pleasure.. Set and forget - sunrise, color spectrum to suit, inbuilt timer, sunset - and during the summer when the heat in the room may be an issue auto fans come on to cool the drivers..


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Aquascape - initial setup March 2014 and then rescape August 2014

CADE Tank 800 x 800 x 600 - 320 litre

Sump filtration - Long noodles, 3 Layers Filter Pads. Carbon

UVIEW sterilizer

CO2 with inline reactor

ADA fertilising

ADA soil setup

RAZOR LED lighting

Twinstar


Tank - 2 - HOME

Juwel 120 litre tank - setup Dec - 2010

Fluval 406, cannister



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Check out the current sat+, cost effective and fully customizable! I love mine..

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