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Differences of Tank Looks Depending on Tank Light Used
Old 10-24-2006, 09:17 AM   #1
 
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Differences of Tank Looks Depending on Tank Light Used

Sigh...Look at the differences between the pics I took previously.

I used pink light on the first one. How miserable the pic looks. The tank even looks too dark.

Sorry about this pic. Seems there is a black covering up the top part of the pic. It could just be my pc.

The 2nd one uses daylight tube which I currently run now because of excellent results. My Nymphaea stellata is growing quite well under this type of lighting. And my discus aren't even too shy prior to some people saying they like subdued lights better.
I just use a cheap 18W of light with 6200 kelvins. Don't ask me. I don't know anything about plants.

By the way, this pic was taken before so my tank is different now. I threw away some of my plants because their roots are acting like tree roots which are trying to undermine the sealant which can cause tank leakage.
The plants with big leaves are Cryptocoryne crispatula. They're the ones threw away because of the roots as mentioned previously.

P.S. If anyone has a machete, I'll gladly accept that so I can prepare in case my Nymphaea stellata tries to overrun my tank again.

Pls take note I don't use flash. Flash just messes up my pics.
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Old 10-24-2006, 10:47 AM   #2
 
Good comparison Blue...the 2nd show the tank beautifully.
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Old 10-24-2006, 11:55 AM   #3
 
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Yeah that second pic looks loads better Blue!! Lovely tank mate.

You say you don't use a flash? Im sure there is a flash reflection on the first pic, and thats how my full tank shots look when i use a flash makes them look horrible.

btw whats the fish with the orange tail? pretty thats for sure
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Old 10-24-2006, 11:58 AM   #4
 
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He doesn't use flash anymore probably. :P
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Old 10-24-2006, 12:58 PM   #5
 
2nd deff
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:06 PM   #6
 
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You say you don't use a flash? Im sure there is a flash reflection on the first pic, and thats how my full tank shots look when i use a flash makes them look horrible.
It seems you're right, Mike. I can't remember I ever used flash.
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btw whats the fish with the orange tail? pretty thats for sure
Mike, I'm not sure what fish you mean but here are the following fish I seem to see with orange tail or tinge of orange.
Threadfin rainbowfish(Iriatherina werneri)
Glass bloodfin(Prionobrama filigera)-red tail though
There's a fish with orange line running accross its body which you can see in the first pic, they're Red-tailed rasboras which are currently living in my pond and producing too fast.

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He doesn't use flash anymore probably. :P
Oh, Becca, put a lid on it. I don't use flash now. I just wish I could get your pic with flash instead.
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Old 10-25-2006, 03:31 AM   #7
 
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Its the one of the far left of the second picture Blue, by a process of elimination i think those are the Glass bloodfin(Prionobrama filigera)?

I have never seen them, they are beautiful, let the hunt begin!
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Old 10-25-2006, 03:48 AM   #8
 
Plants are supposed to thrive in lighting from 5000k-10000k. I know aroung 6800K, the lighting is more yellowish. As you get closer to 10000K, the lighting is more neutral, almost blue.

I original 10000K bulbs on my 125, but later switched to 6700K bulbes. I didn't like the yellowish appearance, so I switched back to the 10000K bulbs. Eventually, I'm going to switch all for lamps to 50/50 (10000K/actinic) bulbs. Actinic bulbs don't benifit the plants, but will show the blues on the fish more.
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Old 10-25-2006, 04:14 AM   #9
 
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Its the one of the far left of the second picture Blue, by a process of elimination i think those are the Glass bloodfin(Prionobrama filigera)?

I have never seen them, they are beautiful, let the hunt begin!
You got it, Mike. They are very hardy and very fast surface dwellers. Actually, they're also characins and are very robust. No one even suggested them as starters which surprised me.

Thanks for the info, Eddie.
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