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lightinf for cichlids ???????

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lightinf for cichlids ???????
Old 03-19-2012, 11:40 PM   #1
 
lightinf for cichlids ???????

i have a dual fixture and both bulbs turn on at same time there t8 bulbs

so whats the best lighting for them without an algae bloom

im haveing only rocks.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:32 AM   #2
 
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That light is fine for cichlids.
I know some people who have T5HO lights on their tanks but only run them full intensity for 5-6 hours.

It is more to do with the duration the lights are on than the type of light. I have 2 Marineland Double Bright LEDS on my 75g tank, the big 180g tank has 4 of them. I got a good deal on them all from a fish store which closed down. Keep the lights you have on for about 7-8 hours a day and everything will be fine for them.

Remember as well, some algae is good cichlids as they eat it in the wild.
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