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Old 01-29-2013, 12:41 AM   #1
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Light question

I am looking to get a new light for my tank. It's mainly tanganyikan cichlids. So I know they like lower light.

Ok, question is I have a small light that is dual 24 watt 6500k and it looks awesome! Now I found another light that says its dual 54 watt 6500k. Will the new light be brighter but still have the same color?
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Yes, the 54 watt model will be brighter, but the same light color. the K (Kelvin) rating is an indication of the the color of the light.

What size tank is it? A dual 24W might be sufficient for your needs, given that you are not growing plants or coral.
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Yes, the 54 watt model will be brighter, but the same light color. the K (Kelvin) rating is an indication of the the color of the light.

What size tank is it? A dual 24W might be sufficient for your needs, given that you are not growing plants or coral.
It's a hundred gallon. 60" long but I'm going to just get a 48" light due to budget. I think with the brightness of the bulb I should be fine. Also it won't be housing any plants or coral, but I think it could support plants if I change my mind in the future.
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The lights you mentioned won't support much in the way of plants, but I agree it will sufficiently light the tank for display.
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