Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Calera, Alabama (central Alabama)
Change of lighting Questions
I have a 55g tank with RCS, Panda Garra, Oto's, Cardinals. As far as plants I'd say its medium to heavily planted with crypts, anubias, other low to medium light plants. I currently have a coralife T-5NO fixture with two 65K bulbs. One bulb is about 6 months old the other over two years old. I've neglected it for awhile and battled some bba with metrecide 14, getting parameters under control, and I have it just about wiped out.
I've been thinking about changing my lighting to a two T-8 bulb fixture (home depot diamond plate fixture) or maybe the finnex fugeray 48 when it comes available. I'm leaning more to the diamond plate fixture due to the cost and availability of bulbs.
What do you think? Any ideas on which is the best T-8 bulbs to use? Should I spend the extra $$ on the fugeray when it's available?
Thanks in advance