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Old 06-23-2006, 03:40 PM   #1
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Lighting: do you prefer white/yellowish light or a pinkish?

I was looking at my tank the other day and noticed it has a bit of a pink glow (the flourecent bulb in the hood light fixture is pink)....It looks good........But I've seen some tanks with a more yellowish or white look........Just wondering what others here have/prefer.


I'm thinking of picking up a different shade of light to change the look up a bit.
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Old 06-23-2006, 03:52 PM   #2
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my lights sorta look blue and purple. i like it. i also think it has to do with the gravel.
i dont i think its nicer if it isnt just plain.
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Old 06-23-2006, 04:26 PM   #3
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In 1 tank i have blue back light and a whit front 1, in another tank i have a plant growth light so its bright white but reflects of the plants is its slightly green, i agree with Ky'smommy i like it with a slight effect or to me it may look slightly plain unless its highly planted or has lots of well thought about decorations throughout.
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I prefer a more yellow look myself. Don't like the pink or too blue look.
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Ive always like the look of 10k's mixed with actinics, whether they be on a reef tank, salt or fresh fish only, or my old 10gal planted. Seems like they did good for me on anything I put them. That just my preferences though. 8)
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Comparing my three tanks side by side, the white/pink light looks the best. The yellow just doesn't do it for me with plants. The bright white is nice but the white/pink bulb just looks awesome. Really brings out the color in my fish.

Next bulb I get I want it to have a white/blue tint to it. That might be kind of cool to compare.
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Next bulb I get I want it to have a white/blue tint to it. That might be kind of cool to compare.
If you have neon tetra's then it really brings out the blue line
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mine is a whitish yellow ( mainly because of the samll amount of tannins still being relased ) at night my tnak is blue from the moonlighting, but I prefer a light bulb that gives a tank a crystal clear appereance
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I realize there is a pic section dedicated to aquariums, but would anyone with a blueish tint or yellowish tint post a decent shot of what it looks like?
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Next bulb I get I want it to have a white/blue tint to it. That might be kind of cool to compare.
If you have neon tetra's then it really brings out the blue line
Ok now I really want one. I have 3 Neons (gourami ate two) and they look great now, can't imagine under a blue one.
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