Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Please bear with me for another "what's the best light..." question. I know they get repetetive and tiring, but us newbies to c.f. lighting REALLY need all the help we can get from experts like you. It's GREATLY appreciated!
I want everyone's opinion on the BEST 48" c.f. fixture to sit on top of my new 100g (60" long) planted tank. I don't have a co2 unit yet, it will be purchased somewhere down the road, though.
I'm considering JBJ, Aqualight, Jebo (this would be the 60" fixture). And I have some questions: Does the Coralife Aqualight come in black? Which brand has the quietest fans (important!)? Where are the best prices? Do I want to use 6500k plant lights, or 10,000k lights, or what? Is 260 watts enough? What else do I need to know?
Many thanks in advance!
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550g pond= koi, comets/shubunkin, water lillies.
165g RES turtle pond in progress.
100g planted tank= 240 watts c.f., 1 DIY 1-gal co2 jug, platies, angels, lace gouramies, congos, black neons, otos.
30g= cories, platies, platy fry, ghost shrimp.
18g= platy fry
10g= baby RES tank- Turtlebuddy
30g= temp. adult RES tank- Myrtlemamma
20gL= temp. juv. RES tank- Tweak and Mertle