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Old 12-21-2004, 01:45 AM   #1
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Lights, oh the wonderful lights.

So while i was decorating my tree and outdoors for lights about a month back, i was thinking about getting a new light for my aquarium. Here is the kick in the pants ... while i go out and see these lights that are $400+ i know they are great and all, but i can't see them REALLY being worth $400 or more. Hence comes my question, what should i REALLY look for in an aquarium light. Right now i am looking at a used light that has "4 bulbs 2 x 10,000k Daylight Bulbs, 2 x 10,000 Actinic Blue Bulbs and Acrylic Shield " ... since my tank is Freshwater, should i go with something like this or is it the wrong spectrum for FW tanks. Any info or a link to this would be awesomely appreciated as i really want to get better light into my tanks (i personally think that it looks dull at the moment and would like to brighten it up considerably)
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Old 12-21-2004, 01:56 AM   #2
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I forgot to mention that the light was a "48 inch JEBO AQUARIUM COMPACT LIGHT"
seemed pretty decent .. any info would be awesome ... also .. this light would be for a planted tank as well.
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Old 12-21-2004, 02:33 AM   #3
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Should have been at the last big CAS auction....had one similar to that go for $50.

A nice light unit (especially for plants), but you can probably do better on a used price....like $140.
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Old 12-21-2004, 02:36 AM   #4
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****it ... I would have went to that auction if i didn't have to run the kitchen that day ... Have you ever heard of the JEBO company ... i don't know the company so i am not familiar with the lights that they put out ... i was also just looking at one that did the moonlight system as well ... but i THINK that is more for marine. Or am i jsut talking out my *** ... i am not familiar with lighting at all I think it was an orbital light ... Hey, if i ddidn't ask, i would probably kill everything in my tank.
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Old 12-21-2004, 11:00 AM   #6
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I think that "Actinic Blue Bulbs" promotes nothing more than algea growth in FW aquariums.

And try to aim for 2watts per gallon or less or you will need CO2 to keep the tank properly balanced....

Moonlights are intended for corals and such but I don't see any problem with using them in FW tanks....

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Old 12-21-2004, 11:43 AM   #7
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not like i couldn't swap th lights out if it came to taht i think ... who knows what i will do .... i am crazy insane. That goes without saying since i work in a kitchen. its all like a happy dance when i get off work sometimes. i trot down the street going "happy happy joy joy happy happy joy joy...."
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so arctic blue bulbs does the algae thing eh? Hmmm ... I dunno anymore. I know i need a new light cause all my plants are just crapping out now (even with CO2 addition) ... I guess i will just look around or wait till march 13 for the next auction. IS that auction going to be a large one like before?
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The March 13 auction is slated as a 500+ lot auction, so it should be easily as big.

One actinic with three regs will not produce any real algae, but does give the tank light a more 'white' balance.

Oh yes, I have more than heard of JEBO lights...they are very well thought of.
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menagerie ... i am the ONLY tenant in my apartment complex with ANY lights out as of December 21 ... it is quite sad.
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Oh yes, I have more than heard of JEBO lights...they are very well thought of.
Christian, i take it that is a good thing then? The other 2 that i could possibly get is a current USA and a Orbital ... my friend has a coralife light for his 90 gal but i really like the looks on the JEBo light. It comes with 2 blue and 2 reg. lights (looks like a U shaped bulb)
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