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- hi is this true?
Warning: When Kribensis starts to breed, they may become too aggressive to co-exist with Emperor Tetra.
Warning: When Kribensis starts to breed, they may become too aggressive to co-exist with Panda Cory.
Note: Silver Hatchet may jump - lids are recommended.
Warning: When Kribensis starts to breed, they may become too aggressive to co-exist with Silver Hatchet
I checked their proflies and I thought they would all get along.
I assume these citations are from Aqua-Advisor or similar; Iève not personally kept kribensis, but a cichlid is a cichlid, and any cichlid spawning does rule the tank, at least mine always have. And corys are a real target, since they just bumble along everywhere--and if they stumble upon the eggs or fry, it is game over. Post a thread in the cichlid forum and those with more direct experience can respond. Byron.
- Today I bought coral-life 10,000k bulbs are they any good? They seem brighter.
The 10,000K indicates high blue, less red. If combined with the UltraSun, fine; on their own, I wouldn't. The brightness is probably the high blue (crisper white is "brighter" to us). Byron.
- What would be a brand of stronger bulb I can buy? Maybe at a hardware store? I would like to keep more colorful plants and swords. I'm currently using Zoomed UltraSun bulbs. Are lower or bigger kelvin ratings better? I'll see If I can find the power-glo it looks like wal-mart is selling them.
You won't get more intense tubes from what you have without going to a new fixture; Power-Glo will be a tad more, if you don't mind the hue. Kelvin is the colour temperature, nothing to do with intensity directly. Byron.
- Hi, me once again. On a 4 foot 55gal with two 18in 65,000k bulbs, what would this be low light?, modrate? Best for what kinds of plants? Swords, crypts?, stem plants like ludgia?
That's low light. Anjubias, Java Fern, Java Moss, some crypts. Most everything else will likely struggle, depending upon tubes. Something like the Power-Glo are a bit more intense. Someone else had this, if you can find the thread you could check how they're managing. Byron.
- Hello there Sir, which would be best for a 55gal a 150w or a 200w heater? I do live in Florida so it won't have to work super hard.
If this is the basic 55g at 4 feet in length, I would suggest two heaters, one at either end and next to the filter intake and outflow if so arranged. But given your location, I would also concur with a single 150w or 200w heater. Byron.