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Old 02-10-2012, 11:35 PM   #11
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Getting ready to order which one do you guys think is best for money? its only going on a 55 cichlid tank fish only




Aqualight with 10,000k & Actinic Fluorescent T5 Lamps - 28W - 48 in.






Odyssea T5 Aquarium Lighting
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:32 AM   #12
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Are you interested in just lighting up the tank to see the fish or are you looking forward toward getting plants in the future? One fixture is meant more for saltwater with the Actinic bulb and the other is better for a planted tank. also the odyssea fixture is twice the light (being t5HO) output than the aqualight (just t5) what is it you ultimately want to do with the tank?
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Just light the fish up I really like the actinic light really brings out the blues and colors of the fish but I also don't want to be scraping algae either and no never no plants
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There's your answer then. Why pay for unnecessary light? 28watts of light is plenty to light up the tank and see the fish and less electric to run than the other one which means cheaper to run. Less light also means less food for algae growth and you like the blue color so win, win, win for the aqualight.
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:53 AM   #15
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Yea I went ahead and ordered thanks for your help
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:55 AM   #16
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Glad i could help. Keep on fishin
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