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  1. New Lighting Options???

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 35 gallon bow front freshwater tank from Aqueon. Originally it came with a T8 fluorescent hood. After its lifespan, I replaced it with a "DIY" LED strip lighting that allowed me to keep the same hood system. I know this is probably a commonly asked question. But am looking to replace...
  2. Are these lights any use for Freshwater Tropical plants? (Coral LED Light).

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Description of Lights: "Incorporates a high PAR Aquaray MiniLED 500HD light system with 4 x lensed 10,000K white Cree XP-E PowerLEDs and 1 x un-Lensed blue Cree XP-E PowerLED. The white LEDs can be switched off to give a blue 'moonlight' mode." The tank is only a small 30L Nano Aquarium (I...
  3. confused about reef lighting

    Saltwater Aquarium Equipment
    I don't really get it. I know that most people like LED lights, but is there some reason tou NEED LED, or is it mostly aesthetic, because it makes colors bright. I'm starting up a 2.5 gallon pico reef with beginner corals(zoos, button polyps) and mushrooms. It was a fw tank, and the light for...
  4. T5 lighting for sps coral?

    Saltwater Aquarium Equipment
    I'm looking to start a reef tank and grow SPS coral. I would like to use T5 HO lights as opposed to metal halides. First off, is this feasible? What kind of set-up would I need for 24" deep 48” wide 120 gallon tank? How many watts? How many bulbs? What colour temps? Any information or...
  5. Fish hide/sink to bottom when light is on

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have 8 Tropical Fish (2 Tetras, 2 Zebra Danios, 3 Silver-Tips & 1 Plec). I have had the tank set up for over a month now and have completed a course of nitrate and ammonia remove, plus chlorine remover. The tank is set at 26 Degrees. The fish are healthy. The only problem I have, is that all...
  6. Can I use regular energy saver lighting in my FW tank?

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    So, I dont have aquarium light bulbs. I did have two, but they blew within two days of each other, and that was about two weeks ago. I found that regular 40 watt or 60 watt light bulbs dont fit in to the bulb slot, but that the energy saver spiral bulbs do. So now, I have two 13 watt bulbs...
  7. Perfect Lighting for Planted Aquarium?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I want to convert my aquarium into a planted aquarium. I have a 47 gallon tank. I want to be able to grow mosses for the most part. Java moss, pellia moss, crystalwort, and such. Currently the only lighting I have is a desk lamp I've nailed to the wall. I've only been able to keep lucky bamboo...
  8. Could I use a home Solaria/ tanning lamp to supplement lighting?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I have a Philips Home Solaria HB 171-A, intended for facial tanning. Could I put it up against the glass of my tank for a couple of hours a day to provide extra lighting for my plants? It takes four Philips Cleo 15w bulbs. I figure the UV shouldn't harm the fish, because the glass will filter it...
  9. Adding light

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I have a 20 gallon high tank. I currently have a Hagen Life-Glo bulb on for 9hours. I am having trouble with my stem plants decaying. I have lost my two ludwigia. Floating plants and rooted plants are doing better. From other reading, it seems I don't have enough light. My light set up is a...
  10. Lighting on my 10g tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Right now I have a 10g hood with lights but its old, the kind with the screw in light bulbs. The light it gives off is the ugly yellowish one, not the pristine white light my 29g new hood gives off. I want the light to be more like the other one. Is there a bulb or something I can buy to replace...
  11. Re-planting my 24g, need help!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey all, About a month ago, I planted my tank with a type of cabomba and it died a few weeks later due to not enough natural light i suppose. Now I was thinking about buying a flouresant bulb for the hood to promote photosythesis (can the bulb actually feed plants?) and rebuying some more...
  12. Broken Light hood

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    So as I was going to turn on the hood this morning the switch, which is a push button, fell off. :-? I still have the spring inside of it but it wont turn on and now my puffer fish are stuck in the dark. Is their a way to fix it? or do i have to go get a new one?
  13. hard corals???

    Saltwater Aquarium Equipment
    want to know about some of the difficulties and chlenges in keeping hard corals i will have a Coralife Aqualight Fixture PRO HQI 36 Inch 150 Watt getting cheep from craigslist for 150 bucks and anything special that i might need to know about keeping them also8)
  14. good coral T5 bulb for 39w

    Saltwater Aquarium Equipment
    wondering what a good bulb for a tank with just some zoas and mushroom corals?:-?
  15. too much light?

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    Hey guys, I have got an offer for 2 Hamilton Reefstar 400 watt SE MH pendents with 12k sunburst bulbs about a month old. Now I was thinking of getting rid of my * 48" 260 watt Power Compac lighting (4-65 watt) 21" Straight Pin bulbs with led lunar lights. and get both of these and suspend them...
  16. I just got this, is it any good?

    Saltwater Aquarium Equipment
    48" 260 watt Power Compac lighting (4-65 watt) 21" Straight Pin bulbs, 2 of them are blue lights.. the frame also has led lunar lights Is this any good? also what type of things can grow in my tank with this? Please let me know! Thank You
  17. New Double T5's, worth it?

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Ive got a 150L/40G tank. that is 30" across. and my current lighting system is some aqua one with double T8's in it. flourecent/white lighitng. and to be honest i dont think its working that well. because the top of my plants look really good. and slowly comming down to the bottom looks like...