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Old 05-26-2014, 08:32 AM   #1
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Question do I go 2 T8 38w on my new tank or do I look at arcadia's new stretch led lighting or look for any other led lighting?
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:21 AM   #2
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What size tank, and what do you plan on keeping in it?

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4x2x2. Going to have tropical fish unsure about plants yet
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If it's a fish only set up, whatever you like to look at them under is fine. For plants you'll need a suitable light for them
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:41 AM   #5
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On my current tropical I've got 2 T8's 1 day light and one tropical bulb. Thought led just because don't have to replace the LEDs every year
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you don't have to replace the flourescents every year. I have some T8s (5000K) that are still growing plants well after 3+ years of 12 hour a day usage. They had been used to light an office for 6 months before I got them.
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I had non aquarium bulbs on my tank made my fish look crap tbh so want proper lights either proper aquarium LEDs like I've seen the fluval plant and fish ones or the arcadia stretch lights as it's gonna be a 4footer would prob get 1 of the arcadia. But I did like the fluval as it goes blue for the night
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