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post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2013, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Aquatic Delight View Post
so i had a Marineland Double bright running on my 29g that i broke down and moved to my 40b(that i got a current fixture). so i figured i instead of selling my old marineland fixture i would put it on my 20l, and get rid of the T5 i had on it.

so i mounted the marinelandon the tank (5in above the tank) and the tank just isn't anywhere near as bright as the 29 was. and it doesn't seem to matter how high or low the light is it just looks dull.

any thoughts?
Probably an illusion.. When I first got back into fish I had a Marineland "puck" that I thought was fairly bright at the time.. When I bought my 40 and designed my own light, I moved the 20gal to a different location and put the same puck above it.. looks dull and really weak.. The light didn't change. My perception did..
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