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fishboss 03-19-2012 11:40 PM

lightinf for cichlids ???????
i have a dual fixture and both bulbs turn on at same time there t8 bulbs

so whats the best lighting for them without an algae bloom

im haveing only rocks.

Tazman 03-20-2012 07:32 AM

That light is fine for cichlids.
I know some people who have T5HO lights on their tanks but only run them full intensity for 5-6 hours.

It is more to do with the duration the lights are on than the type of light. I have 2 Marineland Double Bright LEDS on my 75g tank, the big 180g tank has 4 of them. I got a good deal on them all from a fish store which closed down. Keep the lights you have on for about 7-8 hours a day and everything will be fine for them.

Remember as well, some algae is good cichlids as they eat it in the wild.

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