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Old 05-12-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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Perfect lighting for my tank.

I have on my tank the lighting that came with the kit. More precisely the power-glo which is more for corals (i have a freshwater planted tank) and one which is yellowish which emits heat. I went to the pet store where it's cheaper and thought I was getting the flora-glo 2800k but she gave me the aqua-glo 18000k. Now I wanted to change the yellowish one for something with less heat. My question is, do I return the aqua-glo she gave me which is good for plants but not ideal, but is also fish color enhancing, or do i keep it as my front light and wait a little (few weeks) to combine it with the flora-glo? What do u guys use? Fyi, I want to change because even with litrite, nutriments and co2 my plants are turning brown! They are growing but the color itself isn't green it's somewhere between green and red :P
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:23 PM   #2
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Alright, just opened the light in the back just to see what it really was and it's an aqua-glo too! So i'll try to go change it for a flora. But do I keep my aqua-glo? Will it be enough at 18000k for my fish in front?
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18k is just the color temperature. Fish don't care about color temperature...they only need to see to eat. It's up to you if you like the color. I would put a yellower lamp with it if you decide to keep it.
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