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Re: [APD] Nano Lighting
On 02/11/2012 10:56 AM, Glen Nardin wrote:
> Hello. I am maintaining a 60-year old 5-gallon tank that I have blue rainbows and plants. Everything is going pretty well after about two years of messing with it. However, I have had the hardest time trying to find the right lighting. I finally bought the "right size," a Coralife mini Aqualight T5 Dual Aquarium Lamp Fixture, but realized after receiving that there were no replacement bulbs that were in the plants best interest, around 7,500K.
> Now, I have two 10,000K bulbs over this nano tank and it seems to be too much. My question is: is it really too much with the 10,000K bulbs? And, if it is, is there some way to filter the light with a certain color filter? I don't want to introduce any more floating plants, but I'm getting too much black algae.
I have the same light on my 5 gallon rimless. The only coral life bulbs
they had for it were the 10,000k bulbs. One of them blew a couple of
weeks ago. I called around and could not find anyone that even had 9" 6
watt T-5 bulbs. We found a 6,500k bulb from Marineland that is for one
of their Eclipse systems. Even with the two 10,000k bulbs I have had no
trouble growing moderate light plants in the tank.
It was the most expensive 9" bulb I think I will ever purchase. We had
the shop throw in a 70 Gallon Oceanic half round aquarium with stand
hood, a pair of LED pendants and a Fluval canister filter. It was
originally priced at $9.99 but he gave me a 10% discount and it only
came out to a couple of grand after all said and done.
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