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  1. Lighting
    Alright so I have a question for you all. Which fixture and why? Someone was throwing out Hydro Planet T5HO 2foot fixture(4bulbs) and I happened to find it on the side of the road. Looks very similar to this fixture. It looks like it's in really good shape, I still have to test it out to make...
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi guys, I'm looking for a way to get better light levels to the back corners of a 10 gallon standard aquarium. I've got rotala rotundifolia in one corner which struggles to grow in the back of the bush. In the other corner, I have rotala colorata which struggles as well. I'm using a Nicrew...
  3. Lighting
    So I got this used tank and the lady who sold it to me said the ramp is supposed to be dimmable, but that she didn't personally use that function. The ballast is sealed inside an aluminium box, and I'm loathe to break it apart and have to reapply all that silicone. There's two cables; one...
  4. Lighting
    I recently bought a 10 gallon starter kit that came with a 14w 4200k Hagen Sun Glo T8 flourescent tube. I was considering upgrading to an incandescent hood with two 23w 6500k Sylvania CFLs Would the upgrade be worth it? Has anyone had any experience with that type of Slyvania bulb?
  5. Michigan
    Hello, I am from Michigan the Warren area. Just wanted to say a quick hello before I ask a question and post my first post. I have read and watched many youtube videos on people converting fluorescent bulbs to LED strips that are waterproof and an LED driver to convert an aquarium hood light...
  6. Lighting
    Hello, all. I'm new to planting and am in the process of converting my 45 gal tall from a fish-only to a planted freshwater tank. I just couldn't stand the unnatural look anymore. I am wondering what kind of fixture I should use for my purposes. I'm considering a 2 bulb HO and splitting them...
  7. Lighting
    Hey guys, To be completely honest, I have very little experience when it comes to aquarium lighting. All previous lighting used was purely for viewing purposes in mainly ornamental, tropical tanks. I have decided to try my hand at the planted aquarium, and it is proving to be fun but...
  8. For Sale/Trade
    Switching to LED so this needs a new home. 20" fixture with adjustable legs. Two T5HO bulbs, 20 watts each, polished reflectors for each bulb. Only about three weeks on the bulbs at 8 hours a day. Great shape. Comes with two 10,000K bulbs and one actinic blue that I swapped out when I got it...
  9. Lighting
    Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone knew of any 'normal' fluro lights that I can use as grow lights? I know normal lights can't be used but I was wondering if there was any that do the job? Here's my situation: I have a freshwater planted tank (dirted) that I am using to grow plants for my...
  10. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Tank: 30g (36" wide, 12" deep) freshwater: Plants: Ulvaceus Reinecki Moneywort Sunset Hygro Crypt Lutea Tiger Val Broad Leaf Ludwig Saw a local ad on CL selling this type of light: Odyssea compact fluorescent uni lighting (CF uni 36') 96W 120 V 60Hz for $25. Is this a good deal? Would it be...
  11. Lighting
    I'd like to create a tank with riparium-type plants in it, but I'm very new at keeping plants alive in an aquarium! What type of lighting should be used? My home gets practically no natural lighting inside due to being completely surrounded by trees, so I'll definitely need a bulb of some sort...
  12. Lighting
    I just set up a 55 gallon tank and found out that the fluorescent lighting doesn't work, so I'm looking for a new light set-up and am realizing that there are A LOT of options. I have a lot of plants in the tank with driftwood and some rocks. There are 8 tiger barbs, 1 blue gourami, a pictus...
  13. Lighting
    Hey again guys and girls. I am still confused as hell for picking lights to grow my plants, I want this set-up for my babies arrival (he's already 4 days late) I'm looking for lighting to grow the plants and have a sort of nightlight to keep baby soothed :p I cant edit the previous thread so...
  14. Lighting
    I have a 45g tank, 36" L, and I've been looking around trying to find lights to fit over it. Problem is, most lights are either 24", 48", or even larger. Anyone know of a good place to pick up fluorescent strips in my size? What I ultimately want to do is get T8's, either two 2 lamps and combine...
  15. Lighting
    hi, i bought a 24" t5 HO nova extreme today for my 10 gallon tank, but it is the saltwater version with a 10,000k and an actinic (they make a version with FW bulbs but this was a good price). anyway i want to replace the actinic and maybe the 10,000k the only bulbs i have been able to find are...
  16. Lighting
    I was minding my own business when my POS Coralife fixture made a sound like a dying goose swallowing a firecracker. (Yeah, yeah, it came with the used tank.) Once it's apart, I find the 6700k tube blown apart, the last third of it splintered and smoked black. The bottom of the broken piece...
  17. Lighting
    I am preparing a 40 gallon breeder tank and trying to find the right bulbs? I purchased 2x96w compact fluorescent fixture kits as they were on clearance and I picked them up pretty cheap. Now, I am looking to buy the bulbs for them and I found 7,100K Blue bulb on clearance as well, and thought...
  18. Lighting
    Hi All~ I am going to be starting a super nano 2.5 gallon planted tank for my betta. And yes, with proper heating and filtration. My problem is, the kit comes with an incandescent bulb, as opposed to a fluorescent. I have everything else planned to down to the second for this tank-- with the...
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