Newbie lighting question
I have bought a new Aquarium (Oceanic BioCube - http://www.oceanicsystems.com). But I have a question regarding the lighting.
The Aquarium is supposed to be for both Fresh water and salt water aquariums. I am creating a fresh water aquarium though and therefor my question about the two fluorescent lamps.
There is 1-24 watt 10,000K and one 1-24 watt True Actinic 03.
I really don't like what the 1-24 watt True Actinic 03 does to my aquarium, it's to bright and all the beautiful colors just wash out. Can I change this to another type of Fluorescent light? - or do the plants need something that is in that spectrum? - also is the 10,000K something special I need?
I am thinking about swapping out the True Actinic 03 for another 10,000K.
What are your suggestions for a planted aquarium to provide the best lighting.
hmm i think in a freshwater planted you wont need 10,000k lighting, i think you will need around 6,000k-7,500k lighting, you could change one of them to the 7,500k lighting and leave the other one for antic. IMO the lights you have now are fine ok for saltwater tanks but too powerfull for freshwater tanks.
in my opinion
hope this helps :P
thank you for the replies
Yes I agree, I think the type of lamps are really more geared for a saltwater aquarium. In particular the True Actinic 03, allthough I read on the weblink in the post from unrulyevil that it helps with the photosynthesis.
Perhaps I will go with a "Coralife "50/50"..........looks like it's a mix between two - and this might work?!?!?! (anyone experience with this lamp?)
ive heard good things about coralife
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