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Old 02-21-2014, 02:11 PM   #1
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Lighting question

My tank is 90x40x96cm it is stocked with fish and 3 plants. What type of fluorescent tube should I buy with my hood?
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Depends if you plan planted tank, and depends of the type of plants you plan. If it's fish only with plastics plants, get a cheap T8 or T5 fixture and run it 8-11 hrs daily.

According to your mesurements, your tank is really higher than large ?
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90 long
40 wide
46 deep
It have 1 elodea and 1 type of amazon sword
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Will a t5 or t8 help yo bring out the colour of the fishes?
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Would you recommend an actinic (blue) bulb or is that just for reefs?
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I think I would need them both
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Also I am planning to get a couple of floating plants today. Will that affect what light to buy?
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Old 02-22-2014, 01:35 PM   #8
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I have a 90cm wide tank. I run 2x39W T5HO on it.

The light fixture will depend if you plan dosing CO2. If yes, then you can go dual T5HO, else you can go for a single T5HO or 2xT8
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Atinic blue is good for reef tanks. My amazon swords grow real nice with a combination of one 5000k and one 6500k. I use a two strip T8 shop light from home depot on top of a 40 gallon breeder six hours a day with no ferts or co2.
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Here there wasn't much for lighting. Also I have no idea what is t5 or t8.
We got 2x20w. One is white and the other is a blue lamp.
The white light has 10000 kelvins.
I hope that will do
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Here there wasn't much for lighting. Also I have no idea what is t5 or t8.
We got 2x20w. One is white and the other is a blue lamp.
The white light has 10000 kelvins.
I hope that will do
The tube will tell you if it is 5000k or 6500k. T5 are the thinnest tubes you'll find, T8 are a little thicker and then the thicker older types are T12.
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10000k on the tube an 20w
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Yeah, actinic is only for reef, it can give u algae issues in FW tanks. 6500Kį is the best IMO !
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