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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-28-2010, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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New Nova T5 Lighting & Plants

Updated my tank with some new plants i got at a local pet shop ,received the Nova Extreme T5 light and WOW , that was so bright even the fish were hiding !I had to take one of the bulbs out as even my low light plants were curling over !! It seams to be better with just one bulb in it now , thx for viewing.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-28-2010, 01:25 PM
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Lovely! I like that dark gravel.
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Current USA did good on the nova. My 2X24W on the 20G really puts some light in. Haven't had any problems in 6 months, only time will tell. (knock on wood)
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That looks like a nice setup and really like the driftwood and lilies.

What size tank and which model did you get - it may help myself and others in our quest for great affordable lighting.
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Well thank you , the tank is a 30 Gal , the light is a Nova Extreme T5 , 30 inch , 10,000 K, 2x24 W I like it cause the top is open & can see the plants , but like i said it was to bright so i took out one bulb & is perfect now. Thx
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You did leave the 6700K bulb in though, correct? Plants are going to use the 6700K, as it's closer to the sun.

*edit* 6700K more then the 10K
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Both Bulbs say the same thing , Current T5, 24 W freshwater
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