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RE: glow in the dark fish, actinic lighitng....

A) I *need* some of those wacky glow in the dark fish. Coolest fish EVER. If
only someone would make a glow in the dark betta. 
B) Actinic lighting & fish/plants - I use a 32w smartlite (dual kompact
bulb- one white, one actinic. I've not had any fish problems in my two
aquariums with this light config. The plants seem to like it just fine
though. It makes the fish, plants and even the gravel much, much prettier.
I'm not sure if it's the lighting or if I just managed to get those two
aquariums set up right, but neither of them have algae problems and the
plants (esp the red/sun loving) are extremely vibrant & healthy. I like the
actinic lights muchly.


Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 12:01:01 -0800
From: jgarden2000 at juno_com
Subject: Re: Glow-in-the-dark fishies

If I had those fluorescent zebras, I'd put them under the actinic
lighting they sell for reef tanks (maybe mix them with some more standard
lights, so the tank isn't totally blue...). 

Those bulbs actually make some corals fluoresce (so I'm told), but seem
to emit little enough UV light that I've never heard of them killing
people's fish... (enough reefers use them that I'd think you'd hear about
it if there was a problem).

Of course, I don't know how the plants would like it... ;-)