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  1. Lighting
    This is my first post ever so please bear with me, here it goes: I am changing out the lighting on my 150g and have come to an impasse. I could really use the help of the masses. I have a 2 bulb T8 fixture. Previously I was running 1 Marineland T10F40w (tank came with 2) and 1 T12 GE 6500K...
  2. Lighting
    The title says it all... For best plant growth; two T5 6700k bulbs or one 6700k and one Colormax? This is for my 36 Watt Aqueon 30" Dual Fixture. Reason for asking is I'm unsure if this light is adequate enough for my 20 gal long with DIY co2 and EI ferts. Having algae problems and Dwarf...
  3. Lighting
    Hi, I am new to the forums, although have been reading them non-stop the last few months. I have started my first planted tank. I recently purchased a 4x54w T5H0 6700k. I have a 55 gallon tank, moderately planted in the last week or two. Most plants I have purchased are medium light, with the...
  4. Lighting
    Hi, I am currently using CFL bulbs in my 35G planted hex. I am not happy with the color of the fish but happy with the plant growth. Recently a friend told me about Coralife Colormax bulbs. I am looking at maybe using the two different bulbs the Regular Colormax Mini and the 50/50 Mini. I was...
  5. Lighting
    So, i've finally upgraded the lighting on my tank to a Coralife 2x14 T5 24" light. WOW went from dull color to Color Explosion in looks. So freaking impressed by this light. Also coated the Flora Base with Eco Complete last week. Yes, the tank is a bit dirty - just fed the goldfish and the...
  6. Lighting
    Well, I tried a general use 23watt flourescent bulb from Lowes but I really don't like it. First of all its soft white light so it looks a little yellow. It also seems to be putting off too much heat. Plus it only puts out 2700K. Anyway, I am going to stick with aquarium lights. My tank...
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