|09-04-2013 03:04 PM|
CFLs do the job but lately I began using led bulbs instead, their prices are becoming more affordable.
I have one 9W - 6500K led bulb over my rotalas right now (and a led fixture too for all the tank).
|09-04-2013 04:25 AM|
|IDaCookieMonsta||I just set some for my 29g 120watts for only $25 I might downgrade to about 80watts. But anyways heres a couple pictures, ignore my scape havent done much but throw some moss in it.|
|09-04-2013 03:44 AM|
|Axelrodi202||What size tank is that? What wattage bulbs?|
|09-04-2013 03:17 AM|
|Bettafins||^^^Nicely done! Looks great.|
|09-04-2013 02:55 AM|
Hi guys, went official with my new tank. Work lamps hung from conduit!
Just some food for thought!
|02-22-2013 03:11 AM|
|Luizin||I have one these lights on my 5 gal|
|02-21-2013 08:51 PM|
I'm running my drop checker into the yellow range. So yes, LOTS of CO2. Can't speak for others but with close to 70w over a 18" tall 40b it's definitely necessary.
|02-21-2013 06:30 PM|
|wootlaws||Is everyone achieving this kind of growth with no co2?|
|10-24-2012 06:52 AM|
|bbroush||I have a question regarding this strategy for lighting. I currently have an HOB filter and I'm not looking to buy a new one, but I do want to use a screen lid with these CFL lights bc I think it will be much cheaper and better. How do i use a screen lid with my HOB? it's an aqueon 200 and I have a 20 gallon high aquarium. Thanks in advance for your help!|
|10-15-2012 01:40 AM|
|StraightAddicted||Thanks, and the smell did stop after a few days or I got used to the smell haha jk. And I have the same setup Cilenez. I had Marineland lights before so I do miss the moonlight. But I know lowes does sell color CFL bulbs that I could put on for "show". But maybe down the road I'll buy some. Goodluck with growing your plants, and thanks to everyone for this great thread.|
|10-14-2012 07:17 PM|
|10-14-2012 06:21 PM|
i wanted to thank you for writing this thread...
today i bought 2 of the CFL bulbs for my 20G tank to try them out.
they are 13W, 800 lumens, 6500K
i LOVE the way my tank looks now.
|10-11-2012 05:51 AM|
|StraightAddicted||Thats what I figured, how long did it take for it to stop stanking?|
|10-11-2012 03:37 AM|
|10-11-2012 03:14 AM|
|StraightAddicted||So i purchased some 6" clip-on light fixtures with 6500 CFL bulbs... I'm smelling burnt plastic smell as others have. Will this smell go away after x amount of days? Is it just the glue from the stickers that were taken off? If you have any input it would be appreciated|
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