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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-22-2004, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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lights too bright?

On my 5.5 gallon I put a 23 watt screw in compact light and it is really bright I was wondering if it is two bright for the fish in it? 2 apistogramma borelli(witch have wigglers ) any feed back would be great. thanks.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-22-2004, 04:59 PM
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The spiral shaped CF lights loose a lot of light due to restrike, so it shouldn't be a problem.

If it seems overly bright, you could add some floating plants, like Ceradopteris, Salvinia, etc to make your fish feel more comfortable.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-22-2004, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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thanks. your tanks look really nice.
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