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Old 11-15-2005, 09:15 PM   #1
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flourescent tubes

what types of tubes are you guys using. im running 4 40 watt tubes in a custom 55 gallon hood. not alot of light i know but thats all i have right know. few shrooms and xenia high in the tank are doind well but im having majior green algae issues. my nitrates are a little high and i have a small amount of po4 so i know that is cuasing most of the problem.

i was just wondering what type of tubes have given you guys the best sucsess. right now im using 1) coralife actinic 03 1) coralife 10000k
1)hagen power glow 1) hagen marine glow
my tank is kindof taking on a green look and it sucks. i think im even getting some green coraline algae. its a little brighter than the green hair and smooth like my purple coraline.

thank you for the help
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I run the URI bulbs on my fowlr and they give a nice color. I run 1 super actinitc and 1 actinic white. URI makes great bulbs.. I would run 2 of each on your setup.
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I agree seaham. URI is the way to go
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does URI make NO tubes?? those are VHO if Im not mistaking..
ZooMed makes a full range of T-8 NO tubes that seem to get good reviews..
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URI NO bulbs.. I run the 40 watt on my fowlr.
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cool.. I didnt know they made them.. my bad.. :P
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