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Old 02-17-2012, 09:33 PM   #281
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ur tank looks freakin awesome and u got another driftwood just great! my tank looks pretty lame next 2 that lol
Thank you for the compliment! It's still a work in progress. I find myself moving plants around all the time, which can't be very good for them haha. Will have to leave them alone for awhile.

I only post pics when posting with my phone, because I find it to be much easier than doing it from my laptop (the attachments link). But I'm sure some other lovely member can inform you on how to do it.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:36 PM   #282
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yeah I think the 30 will be much better as far as length goes not sure prob one white and one blue but on thqt fixture it only offers the 10,000K bulb for each did u use his bulbs? or did u buy the bulbs somewhere else? got to get the glass top to man so behind lol
I got one 10000k and one 6500k. I found that many people liked this setup. I would advise against the blue, since its more beneficial for saltwater (I THINK), unless you like the blueish color it gives off.

I know they only have 10000k listed, but before you finalize your order, there's a comments section where you can specify which bulbs you want. I also emailed Simon from FNI just to make sure I got the correct bulbs. Hope this helps!
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:48 PM   #283
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Posting photos from a computer.
You need to upload them to a photo hosting site (like photo bucket) or to the gallery in your profile them post a link/the URL (?) in your post.


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Old 02-17-2012, 09:56 PM   #284
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Posting photos from a computer.
You need to upload them to a photo hosting site (like photo bucket) or to the gallery in your profile them post a link/the URL (?) in your post.
I've tried this, using the URL through Photobucket, but had issues with it. I Probably did something wrong though. If I'm not mistaken, there may be a thread regarding posting pictures.
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Yep!
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:26 AM   #286
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oh ok so u did one 10K and one 65K both white? hmm Its all so tricky depending on where u look:

This applies to aquariums when we consider the light spectrum and how it applies to our aquariums individual needs: Red light is the first to be filtered out and can only penetrate a short distance. As light waves penetrate deeper into the water, orange and yellow are lost next. Of all the colors of the spectrum blue light penetrates the deepest. Corals need intense equatorial UVA (actinic) as well as other aspects of PAR. Most higher plants need a balanced PAR/PUR light range which includes the blue and two red spikes required for photosynthesis (see section about PAR & PUR).
The Nanometer scale and Kelvin temperatures come together when applied to aquarium lighting this way; Natural sunlight on a clear day registers at 5500- 6500 Kelvin degrees. Kelvin temperatures less than 5500K become more red and yellow and the higher the Kelvin temperature the more blue the light is.
So here it says the other colors are lost the deeper u go but plants need a balance of all colors for photosyn.... the higher the kelvin the more blue so maybe both white is right bc it is higher kelvin but the 65K have a mix with all spectrim colors correct? thats what I understand bottom line how do u feel it is doing for your plants and fish? or is it to early to tell? thats what I think is most important before I decided which one do u feel its giving everything in your tank what it needs?
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oh ok so u did one 10K and one 65K both white? hmm Its all so tricky depending on where u look:

This applies to aquariums when we consider the light spectrum and how it applies to our aquariums individual needs: Red light is the first to be filtered out and can only penetrate a short distance. As light waves penetrate deeper into the water, orange and yellow are lost next. Of all the colors of the spectrum blue light penetrates the deepest. Corals need intense equatorial UVA (actinic) as well as other aspects of PAR. Most higher plants need a balanced PAR/PUR light range which includes the blue and two red spikes required for photosynthesis (see section about PAR & PUR).
The Nanometer scale and Kelvin temperatures come together when applied to aquarium lighting this way; Natural sunlight on a clear day registers at 5500- 6500 Kelvin degrees. Kelvin temperatures less than 5500K become more red and yellow and the higher the Kelvin temperature the more blue the light is.
So here it says the other colors are lost the deeper u go but plants need a balance of all colors for photosyn.... the higher the kelvin the more blue so maybe both white is right bc it is higher kelvin but the 65K have a mix with all spectrim colors correct? thats what I understand bottom line how do u feel it is doing for your plants and fish? or is it to early to tell? thats what I think is most important before I decided which one do u feel its giving everything in your tank what it needs?
Yes I went with one 10k and one 65k bulb. And I agree that there's a lot to consider with the lights, but then again, there's a lot to consider really for everything in this hobby haha. As for the effects of the lights have on my plants/fish, I'm not sure yet because it is too early to tell. You can always get the bulbs you want,or think will work best, and simply replace them if you don't like them. Let me know what you finally decide on!
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:21 PM   #288
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UPDATE: my NitrIte levels have been off the charts the past few days. This is expected though. What wasn't expected was finding a male missing this morning...I found him while doing a water change, dead =(. Now I'm down to 1 male, having lost one already a few days ago. And I tried so hard to maintain good water conditions for them, even did 3 water changes yesterday. I guess they were just weak....Here's to hoping I don't lose anymore during my cycle.
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the dead ones is why ur perameters will be off sorry for your loss it will happen if they arent strong enough to go through the changes Simon from FNI emailed me back and said go w one white and one pink FYI so I might do that when IM ready to order Ill let u know good luck on the rest of the fish
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:18 PM   #290
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the dead ones is why ur perameters will be off sorry for your loss it will happen if they arent strong enough to go through the changes Simon from FNI emailed me back and said go w one white and one pink FYI so I might do that when IM ready to order Ill let u know good luck on the rest of the fish
Thank you! I have come to the conclusion that the 2 who died just weren't strong enough. It just sucks that they were both males haha. Be sure to keep me updated on your lights!
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