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I've definitely got no complaints on my light. It is a bit bright, so I probably wouldn't do it without floaters.

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Would the beamswork be ok for my rotala rotundifolia and dwarf hair grass?
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I think it would. MABJ and Somewhatshocked might be better to answer that one.
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picked up one of these at my LFS a week ago.. won't be set up until inspiration (and money) strikes, but I'm pumped!

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The problem with the marineland leds is that they are spotty. It looks like 8 bulbs on top shining down on certain spots.

There's something like 5 rows of 18 bulbs with four of em blue

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Ok, but it still looks spotty. It's not a uniform distribution of light.
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picked up one of these at my LFS a week ago.. won't be set up until inspiration (and money) strikes, but I'm pumped!
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haven't really been active on here in the last couple of years but just picked up the 5B yeasterday and have been looking at lights for it. i was thinking the Marineland Single bight which from what i can find is supposed to produce 300 lumens. thing is i really don't understand lumens that great so not sure what this would count as in light range.

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Ok, but it still looks spotty. It's not a uniform distribution of light.
i think you are thinking of the marineland double bright which onlly hase like 5 LEDs in it the single bight has more LED's just at a lower wattage.

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haven't really been active on here in the last couple of years but just picked up the 5B yeasterday and have been looking at lights for it. i was thinking the Marineland Single bight which from what i can find is supposed to produce 300 lumens. thing is i really don't understand lumens that great so not sure what this would count as in light range.



i think you are thinking of the marineland double bright which onlly hase like 5 LEDs in it the single bight has more LED's just at a lower wattage.
Well welcome back. Yeah that's a confusing distinction. I like single brights better.

Is the 5B taller or wider?

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He may mean the 5 Betta tank, not sure.

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the 5B is 18x6x7 and ya was was sold as a betta tank (5 betta = 5B i'm guessing)

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the 5B is 18x6x7 and ya was was sold as a betta tank (5 betta = 5B i'm guessing)
so is the 3b - 18"x6"x6"
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Can we not call them 3b, 5b and the like?

They're really only distinguishable by their volume.

If the 3.2G is the one that they designed to hold 5 compartments of water.

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5B the is the 3.2 gallon that has 5 sections (each section is for a betta so thay call it a 5B), the 3B is like 1.5 gallons (12x6x6) and only has thre compartments for bettas thus the 3B name. i work in a pet store and have to stock these when we get them and i was confused about them 3B and 5B names at first.

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