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Old 02-04-2012, 09:13 PM   #181
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UPDATE: I am thinking of getting this light (hope the link works)

http://www.fishneedit.com/t5ho-3ft--...ium-light.html

I have the choice of either 2 white bulbs which are either 6700k, 10000k or 14000k, leaning towards the 6700k. All blue, 1 blue and 1 white, all pink, or 1 white and 1 pink. Any idea what the difference between the blue and pink bulbs do? Also, what do you think is the best combination of bulbs? Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:05 PM   #182
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I *think* the pink ones are suppose to grow plants better than the white. I have one pink and one white if that helps
The blue is probably actinic and they don't grow plants.
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I *think* the pink ones are suppose to grow plants better than the white. I have one pink and one white if that helps
The blue is probably actinic and they don't grow plants.
Thanks. I know I read somewhere what the colors of the bulbs do. I'll have to try and find it again. Which tank has the white and pink? And is your white 6500k or 6700k? and wattage, if it's not too much of a hassle.

UPDATE: the light I linked above is actually too big. It measures 38" long and my tank is 31" long =(. Will have to do more searching
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Thanks. I know I read somewhere what the colors of the bulbs do. I'll have to try and find it again. Which tank has the white and pink? And is your white 6500k or 6700k? and wattage, if it's not too much of a hassle.

UPDATE: the light I linked above is actually too big. It measures 38" long and my tank is 31" long =(. Will have to do more searching
The 70g. It's the only one with t5s the others have t8s. The white is 10000K because that's what came with the fixture. 39w 3 foot bulbs. My tanks quite tall. 60cm high.
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The 70g. It's the only one with t5s the others have t8s. The white is 10000K because that's what came with the fixture. 39w 3 foot bulbs. My tanks quite tall. 60cm high.
60cm is roughly 23in, and my tank is about 21in high, but I'd say more like 18in with the gravel and everything. How tall does the light sit above the tank? Also, I noticed that my fish like to hang out at the top of the tank when the lights are off, and the middle to bottom, when the lights are on. Is this simply due to the temperature being warmer when the lights are on?
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My light sits on the glass.
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My light sits on the glass.
Oh, in the picture it looks like it's propped up on legs. Any clue with my fishes behavior?
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Oh, in the picture it looks like it's propped up on legs. Any clue with my fishes behavior?
Oh sorry! I just moved it. As of about 3 days ago it sits on the glass. Before that it sat on legs about 20cm or so above the top.
The fish hanging at the top while lights off is fine. They are resting/sleeping there.
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Oh sorry! I just moved it. As of about 3 days ago it sits on the glass. Before that it sat on legs about 20cm or so above the top.
The fish hanging at the top while lights off is fine. They are resting/sleeping there.
ahh haha ok, I was going to say. Any reason why you decided to sit it on the glass? Also, thank you about the fish. All I can say is....whew.
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All good
I finally cut the insides out of the tanks hood so it would fit. Looks much better now.

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