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Old 04-04-2012, 06:58 PM   #1
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fluorescent vs. black light (opinions)

In my 25 gallon tank i Have a fluorescent light looks great but i also find the black light really nice.. But just thought id ask for opinions
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:03 PM   #2
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If it is a black light I would be afraid of the heat they produce.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:03 PM   #3
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Hi, Can you post a picture of the tank under black light & fluorescent? might make it easier to post an opinion. I think black light would look great for neon tetras and glo-fish.
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this is in the saltwater forum, Is this saltwater?
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:21 PM   #5
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Are you saying that you have 10k bulbs and Actinics in which case its important to have both as the Actinics light mimics light spectrum from the sun that the 10k are not able to.
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Yeah markie it would look good for those fish. But i guess i should of bin more specific with my question sorry im a noob. Which light makes the colors of the fish stand out better???????
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Both lights are needed. You should be running both lights together for about 8-10 hours a day and the Actinics another 2-3 hours on top of that on their own.
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Alright thanks ima try that out
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