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Old 06-22-2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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48" Coralife T5+ Lunar 4x54w Question

I just picked up this light plus 4 extra bulbs and a timer for $150. Was this a good deal? Will this work with my 55 gallon freshwater Cichlid tank? There's no live plants, I just want the light to brighten up my tank and have the simulation of daytime, dusk, and nightime effects of the moon. It's basically for me. I want to know can this light do harm to the African Cichlids ? Will it promote Algae? Thanks...... 65cichlids


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Old 06-23-2012, 02:35 PM   #2
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:04 AM   #3
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looks great, have you come into any algea problems yet? Just wondering...
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:54 AM   #4
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That's an algae farm waiting to happen. Hope you have a backup plan in place. Looks great though

At least you have the capacity to run them for far less hours per day than someone with live plants, so you do have that going for you.
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No Algae yet. Been running it for almost two weeks now. How long does it usually take to form algae?
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:01 PM   #6
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How long do you keep them on a day?
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:41 PM   #7
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I have the lights on a dual timer so the different parts stay on all day. 10k from 10 to 6. Actinic 6 to 12. Moonlights 12 to 8am. The actinic runs from 8am to 10am by themselves
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