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Light fixture

Discussion in 'Aquarium Equipment & Decor' started by bouncer36, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. bouncer36

    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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    Hi just wonder if this is a good light for my fishtank it has two bulbs 6500k daylight. Is it good for light for live plants


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  2. MOD_Dawn

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    what size tank and what are the watts of the bulb? (t5HO is high range lighting...it's what I use on my 90g due to its 24" depth).
    high lighting normally means algae when not using co2.
     
  3. bouncer36

    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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    Its a 55g. 54w and it has 2 bulbs. I am using a co2 booster in my tank
     
  4. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    should be good then as long as it has descent reflectors...if not you can use aluminum foil or paint the inside white for optimal reflection.

    mines got 4 bulbs over a 90g, with 2 over a 55g and co2 you should be okay...if algae becomes a problem you can always try TRUE siamese algae eaters (young ones- because the older larger ones get lazy) or a couple bristlenose plecos (harmless and wouldn't bother anything in the tank, but do require driftwood to rasp on).
     
  5. bouncer36

    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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    I have 2 common pleco. Yea I know now that they will get too big for my tank. I wonder if the pet store will take those off my hands and trade me 2bittlenose ones they stay small. I have driftwood in my take
     
  6. FishVixen

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    Be sure to use a timer. If algae starts back off 1/2 hour of time and add more plants.