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rtman 11-29-2007 06:07 PM

lighting
 
does it matter what type of lighting you use , flourescent or incandescent , or is it just a matter of preference?

Lupin 11-29-2007 07:16 PM

As for lighting, avoid incandescents. They're impractical nowadays, do not give correct spectrum most plants need and give off too much heat.

rtman 11-30-2007 08:12 AM

lighting
 
thank you

mgamer20o0 12-02-2007 01:23 AM

fluorescent is the only option in my eyes......

ldampman 01-22-2016 07:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lupin (Post 86388)
As for lighting, avoid incandescents. They're impractical nowadays, do not give correct spectrum most plants need and give off too much heat.

new 40 gal tank, saltwater, LED. Which spectrum is best to use throughout the day and evening? With it on bright all day I have developed an orange/brown algae/bacteria. I was told to shut it off for 3 days and it will dye off. I'm on my second day and it is looking amazing. I'm afraid to turn the lights back on. Any suggestions?

Warhawk 01-22-2016 09:20 AM

I have been using fluorescent lights for years, low cost and work great. But in the last bit I have been looking at LED. I like them but the start up cost is a lot higher but over time it would be cheaper.

But like has already been said don't do incandescent they don't work as well have will cost you more.

corina savin 01-22-2016 12:01 PM

This is a 8 year old thread in the Freshwater section.
You might get better advise if you ask your question in the saltwater forum.

badxgillen 01-22-2016 12:02 PM

Unless you have photosynthetic life forms in the aquarium or you are working with seasonal reproduction methods the ramping up of your lighting period is for personal aesthetics only. There are some fish with sensitive eyes that can be startled by sudden bright lights but most of these fish adapt to the lighting routines of our tanks.

Warhawk 01-22-2016 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by corina savin (Post 6971177)
This is a 8 year old thread in the Freshwater section.
You might get better advise if you ask your question in the saltwater forum.


LOL nice catch I just assumed it was a new topic.

And yes the saltwater section might help. I do have a buddy that does salt and he loves the LED lights.


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