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post #1 of 2 Old 05-19-2010, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Light help

alright I finally got a filter for my 55(well will next wed) so now im moving onto finding light. What do yall suggest? I need it all, not just the bulb the housing too

5 gallon
Beta
3 MTS(sure to be mean more soon)

55 gallon
Bloat who is a Fahaka puffer
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post #2 of 2 Old 05-19-2010, 07:21 PM
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Is this for a planted or non-planted tank, and what type of fish?

I'll go ahead and answer the above anyway. A single tube over a standard 55g (4 feet length) is adequate for non-planted or planted. The choice of regular [T8] or the newer T5 type is important because the tubes are not interchangeable, and at present the T8 tubes are more widely available in less expensive but perfectly adequate tubes for plants or not. T5 tubes are more expensive, and the variety is not as great, yet.

Fish don't need light basically, but plants do; so minimal lighting that illuminates the aquarium and the fish is all you need, plus sufficient intensity for the plants if it is planted.

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre 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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