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Old 11-27-2011, 01:10 PM   #1
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Quick! Wife is taking me shopping!

What's a good light to get? I've always been partial to the marineland DB LED, BUT... Is there something better? I have only 3 live plants but I'm reading that certain light will make the colors of the Africans really pop, even more so since I painted the background black.

Any ideas? I like the moon light effect of the ML am the "shimmer" effect also.

Were leaving in about an hour to go to a pet warehouse near use they have it all!!

So... Anything out there worth getting or just stay with ML? Also I can still return the ML so that would be extra money in the pocket and the light is gonna be a Xmas gift.
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:11 PM   #2
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If you're looking for something to make them pop up in coloration, I have always heard to get LEDs, and get some that will also have moonlights.
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If you're not doing a high tech (ferts & CO2), I'd recommend T5HOs. More bang for the buck for a planted tank IMO. No shimmer effect, but most do come with LED moonlights. Have fun!
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:33 PM   #4
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Thanks guys.
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:46 PM   #5
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If you're not doing a high tech (ferts & CO2), I'd recommend T5HOs. More bang for the buck for a planted tank IMO. No shimmer effect, but most do come with LED moonlights. Have fun!
Got it!! Whoo Hoo!! T5HO
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Here it is.

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