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Old 01-08-2013, 11:24 AM   #1
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LED Lighting and algae

Hi,
I have a 55 gallon fw tank, and I've been looking into replacing my compact flourescent fixture with LED lighting.

My son brought the tank home many years ago, and I replaced the standard flourescent fixture almost immediately with a Current USA Orbit 4 x 65.
The fish looked better, but I've been fighting bba ever since.

There must have been advancements in the last decade. I simply want my fish to look like they do during the 15 minutes a day that the sun hits the tank. I want to grow some low light plants, primarily anubias. I don't want to fool with co2 or flourish excel or algae eaters like snails, shrimp, saes, etc.

Any recommendations, or am I still asking too much?
Thanks a bunch,
Debbie
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:30 AM   #2
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The anubias I have in my tank grows pretty easily and I don't use ferts or CO2. I have the marineland double bright LEDsystem and I like it. However it is a bit pricey.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:52 AM   #3
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Hi, Thanks for the quick response. I'll look for that system.
No algae problems?? That's my biggest concern.
I've got my current light set to come on only four hours a day right now, and I've spent a fortune on replacement bulbs and other items to fight the algae.
Should have gone with co2 years ago, but now I just want an entirely different type of light.
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No algae problems at all! Yeah replacement bulbs are way too expensive for my liking. I was much happier with the up front cost and now I don't have to worry about the expense of replacing anything
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