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Old 04-02-2014, 04:42 PM   #1
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My lighting isn't bright enough. Help

Ok I have to 2 36" marineland marine bright led fixtures on my 180g cichlid tank but it always looks kinda yellowish and it bugs me what should I do to make the water clearer/ light brighter. I was thinking of adding a couple of par 38 bulbs to enhance it. Here's a pic of the tankClick image for larger version

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Old 04-03-2014, 08:15 PM   #2
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Firstly get rid of the wood, it looks like its leaching into your water column. Cichlids like rocks. Get some polyfilter mat, it is by far the best mechanical filter material I have ever used. I have a mix of imitation and real texas holy rock and filter with polyfilter. My tank has never been clearer. Also using LED on my 5 foot tank.

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Old 04-03-2014, 08:16 PM   #3
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As you can see.

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Your tank is what I'm trying to do to my tank! What is your substrate?
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:58 AM   #6
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Fine Coral sand.

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Yourd looks like normal pebbles. Lose the wood and pebbles and replace with coral sand and rock. That will clear it I think.

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One last thing, get some activated carbon in your filter, that will help ckear it up.

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I have a wet dry under my tank or sump. Whatever it's called. So water just goes into the overflow and down into the sump and pumps back into the tank.
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Get a big bag of carbon in there.

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