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Old 12-28-2016, 09:25 PM   #31
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New Light Good or Bad?

Brighter doesn't necessarily mean that one bulb is better than the other. A couple years ago when I had a T5 HO light, I went through an extensive research process to find the best quality bulbs that I could find for my setup. Although I liked Giesemann bulbs the best, I found no big difference in plant growth, no big difference in algae growth, etc. Nutrients, CO2, and water changes are major factors for plant health. Different bulbs just give out visual appearances to our eye, and at times, depending on bulb quality, a little better plant growth and coloration. Light becomes a factor when choosing plants--low light, medium light, and high light. For example, Rotala macrandra doesn't grow well in low light, but grows well in high light with many nutrients and a high level of carbon dioxide. Anubias, on the other hand, grows well in low lighting with low nutrient levels and low CO2 (albeit more slowly), but will only grow without algae in high light with high CO2, many nutrients, and in shaded conditions--otherwise it is an algae magnet. I'd advise you to just use trial and error, adjust as needed, research, and do what works for you. No certain bulb or combination of bulbs is the best, but there are combinations of conditions (lighting, CO2, ferts, water flow, types of plants, substrate, amount and types of fish, filtration, water conditions, etc.) that will work well. Some like high tech, fast growing tanks, and others like low maintenance, slow growing tanks (personally I favor this type of planted tank). A planted tank is just like a puzzle.
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Thanks for that information fishenthusiast
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Alright... I went out and exchanged the aqua glow for a power glow... looks MUUUCHHH better in the tank much more appealing and bright and much higher in the reds than the aqua glow was... what do you guys think about the power glo? Thanks
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Alright... I went out and exchanged the aqua glow for a power glow... looks MUUUCHHH better in the tank much more appealing and bright and much higher in the reds than the aqua glow was... what do you guys think about the power glo? Thanks

Never had much to do with it, post up a picture
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Old 12-30-2016, 07:24 PM   #35
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New Light

Here is the pic of the new light, it looks much more blue and white that the aqua glo did, the aqua glo looked more purple pink, and the power glo is so much more brighter than the aqua glo... I think that was a good choice but am worried I will have an algae spike... what can you guys tell me about it?
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New Light Good or Bad?

Looks heaps better if u ask me
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Hello everyone, so I decided to get my aquarium more bright so I removed the lid (the thing that opens to feed the fish), and added another light... so now I got a power glo along with a Aqueon Full Spectrum bulb, is this good lighting for like dwarf hair grass and swords, and will this much light change anything? Will I get an extreme algae boom or will plants grow better? Thanks
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Hello everyone, so I decided to get my aquarium more bright so I removed the lid (the thing that opens to feed the fish), and added another light... so now I got a power glo along with a Aqueon Full Spectrum bulb, is this good lighting for like dwarf hair grass and swords, and will this much light change anything? Will I get an extreme algae boom or will plants grow better? Thanks


More light more ferts more carbon(co2) be careful not to go to hard with the lights it will bring on algae if you don't get the balance right
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