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post #31 of 34 Old 03-04-2012, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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ok, i went shopping again and bought the aqueon dual lamp t5. i am able to use the glass top now and the fixture is really small and nice looking. i am really/finally happy with my lighting. i hope you all dont bust my bubble, lol.
now the important part, one lamp is a 6700k-18watt and the other is a colormax 18watt. this is a 30" fixture, but bulbs are about 27". would this be considered moderate or high light?
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ok, i went shopping again and bought the aqueon dual lamp t5. i am able to use the glass top now and the fixture is really small and nice looking. i am really/finally happy with my lighting. i hope you all dont bust my bubble, lol.
now the important part, one lamp is a 6700k-18watt and the other is a colormax 18watt. this is a 30" fixture, but bulbs are about 27". would this be considered moderate or high light?
I would say high. Lots of floating plants will help, and I mean lots. Duration may have to be curtailed, that depends upon algae. But also understand that in a new system, when anything has been changed, the water will be unstable for a few weeks until the biological balance is established and algae frequently takes advantage so don't panic over that.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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i am copying and pasting this from the other post that kangy started about lights? i had asked if the aqueon is HO or NO

"It comes with a NO for the 30" an 18w 10000k color max bulb and an 18w 6700k daylight bulb."

Would this still be considered high light since it is NO?
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i am copying and pasting this from the other post that kangy started about lights? i had asked if the aqueon is HO or NO

"It comes with a NO for the 30" an 18w 10000k color max bulb and an 18w 6700k daylight bulb."

Would this still be considered high light since it is NO?
No, NO is comparable to T8, as I think Quantum explained in another thread.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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