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Old 07-23-2007, 06:47 PM   #1
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Still not satisfied with light, sigh.

At first when I got a 50/50 bulb for my strip light, I thought it was great. I am very picky about things with my tank and am looking for a better fixture. I currently have a 36" Marineland (I think) single strip fixture. It is rated 120 VAC, 60 HZ and 40W. Am I just being overly picky, or is there a fixture out there that will make a seriously noticeable improvement in light?
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There are many light options..t-5, t-5HO, power compact on up to metal halide.
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I am partial to the VHO`s. I have 2 50/50 and 2 super blue actinics.
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What's good for an African cichlid tank?
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Sorry I have only SW experience with some recent FW planted tanks so I cant help you on that.
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I'd look into Compact Fluorescents. 100 bucks can get you just under 100 watts, and for $120 you can step up to 130w+
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Wow! I must have slipped into a time warp! The time on these post say Wed July 25, here at my house its Mon July 23?

Apologies for the hijack
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What size tank is this on? You don't need high light for a cichlid tank unless your trying a planted tank. Try a daylight/actinic T5 strip light, if you go to high and no plants your going to have serious algae problems.
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