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Old 03-24-2011, 08:37 AM   #11
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Not really. I mean, if you get a 4 bulb fixture, you can turn on 2 lights, then the other 2 lights. But that's not really necessary. My lights come on, stay on for about 7.5 hours, then go off. I don't do any fancy transition. I think that's mainly something that reef people do.
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:03 AM   #12
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Same here. All my lights are on timers. On and off all at the same time. I don't see. Any reason to do it any other way.

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Ok, I thought I read that transitions were a good idea but your right that's probably just sw. So much forum reading it's all starting to blend together. Thanks again!
Maybe I was thinking of co2, you turn that on before lights and off before lights or something right?
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Yes, you want your co2 levels to be up to 30ppm before your lights come on. Usually a half hour to a hour before your lights come on you want your co2 to kick on.

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What are the pink bulbs that they offer with these fixtures? I thought they might be for plants, but they offer a 6700K white bulb.
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:29 PM   #16
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I'm pretty sure that the pink bulbs are roseate bulbs. I've not confirmed that, as I keep forgetting to email them. I have 10,000k bulbs on my 40. I have 6500k bulbs on my 125. I kind of wish I had chosen the 10,000k bulbs for my 125. They look better IMO, and the plants seem to be doing better (I don't know for certain that it's the lighting).
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what are the prices on the 2 bulb 48''? wondering, i have a sigle 54w over a 55g and it is pretty bright(for less than $100) and could get another if i want plants..the individual reflectors are better i read. i also like super daylight 10,000k better
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what are the prices on the 2 bulb 48''? wondering, i have a sigle 54w over a 55g and it is pretty bright(for less than $100) and could get another if i want plants..the individual reflectors are better i read. i also like super daylight 10,000k better
Here's the site- www.fishneedit.com ... you can look at the different fixtures there.
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ahhh, they come wih lights then its a good deal it seems... wouldnt mind getting one for a cheaper unit , for planting a 55g or 75g if i get one... thanks for the site! onto the favorites list you go, lol
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i checked aquariums r us, and they have lots of wide tanks 24''+ could a 4 lamp centred properly light this well enough? probobly could...cuz 2 lamps can spread to 18'' ...what about the 2lamp setup?
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