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  1. Can't find lighting setup for tank to meet my requirments/

    Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    Hello, I am currently trying to find lights for my tank, but cannot find anything that meets my requirements. My tank is 60cm(2ft) wide (from left to right) (length?) It has no lid (lid was broken with the tank) I have turtle in my tank and it needs UV lighting so I want to use fluorescent...
  2. LED Lighting for SPS

    Nano Reef
    Hey guys. I've had my 46g reef set up for about 3 months now. Doing fantastic, my green star polyps and toadstool have shown growth. I have coralline growing on the glass and just bought a blue mushroom and a red montipora about an hour ago. At this point I'm moving into the more expensive...
  3. LED Plant Lights and Air Pumps

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hello! I have (hopefully) going to be setting up 2 10g aquariums and a 20g long soon, and I have been wondering what would be the best equipment for this set-up. These are going to be planted tanks with no CO2, but I would like a LED hood, preferably under ~60$. I have heard decent things about...
  4. Beamnova Brand Lighting System

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi all, I just wanted to check and see what you all think of this lighting company, Beamnova. I'm thinking of purchasing this lighting system. I couldn't find anything about them anywhere. I found the system on amazon, but can't find it anywhere else. I was looking up reviews, etc, but no luck...
  5. Quickfix Lighting

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hello! I had my light fixture crap out on me. My spare lights were an Aqueon 30" fluorescent and an Aqueon 30" led. The tank is planted and it could be a short time before I fix the old light. What are your guy's thoughts, is this enough lighting when used together for a while? Specs: 29...
  6. 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...
  7. Lumens needed for baby tears

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hey guys! I have a planted aquarium and its in a fluval chi. Im trying to decide whether i want to replace the filter cube with better lighting and a different filter or not. I have dwarf baby tears, willow moss, java fern, anubias nana, and staurogynes repens all in eco complete. I use...
  8. working on a shrimp and dwarf rasbora tank

    Freshwater Shrimp
    Fluval Chi - 5 gallon Freshwater fish tank That is my tank. I have changed it since the pic was taken, making small improvements and taking suggestions from all you brilliant folks! For example, i had a panda cory, but i have a 5 gal and someone said that wont work because he needs mates and a...
  9. New 29 gallon dirt w/Eco complete cap

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I just started cycling my new dirt bottom Eco complete cap. I'd like to post my progress and welcome any input. It's a 29 gallon tall, SunsunHW 302 filter, 2 lamp 24" 6700k T5 (bright), 1 lamp 24" 6400k T8 ( much less intense alternate), Lots of plants, Malaysian driftwood, no ferts (yet), no...
  10. Are Interpet Waterproof LEDs any good?

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hi, Are Interpet Waterproof LEDs worth the money? Can anyone recommend any cheaper alternatives? How many strips would you recommend for a 31 L x 16 H x 12 W inch aquarium? (20 uk Gallon) Do they work well in a beginners planted aquarium? Thanks
  11. Fluorescent vs. LEDs - Lighting suggestions and help please!

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hello, I'm hoping to get some help here with lighting. I've looked at other threads and tried to gather some information, but I'm still a bit confused. I'm looking at getting a new lighting system for my 30 gallon (30 inches) tank. It originally came with a T8 single tube light fixture with a...
  12. Mesmerized Fish!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    My Zebra Danios and Red Phantom Tetras often hang out, entranced, on the right side of the tank staring at the glass. I presume they are seeing their own reflections, yet they are missing all the cool places ;-) to swim and hang out in the central parts of the tank. During morning and evening...
  13. Lighting 40 Gallon Breeder

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Whats up guys I just purchased a 40 gallon breeder tank and I was wondering what type of lighting you guys would recommend. It will be a planted tank, no co2, miracle grow organic dirt capped with pool filter sand. Plants will probably be amazon swords, dwarf sag, crypts, and stuff like that. Im...
  14. Newbie to the fish world

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello Everyone, My name is Jon and I live with my soon to be wife, she going to school for Marine Biology and thought this would be a perfect hobby for us to start. The only fish I've ever owned was a beta fish (super easy) We decided to get a 55 gal. saltwater tank and take on the challenge of...
  15. Satelllite Freshwater LED+ vs Satellite Freshwater LED (Regular model)

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    I am thinking of buying a new light and was recommend to try the Satellite Freshwater LED+ but noticed there is also a model with out the plus. The main differeance between the plus and regular model seems to be the wireless remote control. I also noted the regular model has a few more LEDs...
  16. Questions with Lighting

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I have a 10g lightly planted freshwater tank. I purchased a "low- profile" led hood for it from wal-mart and was wondering if this light setup would be sufficient for plants to grow. I have been scouring these forums today with regards to lighting and am eager to learn about lighting for a...
  17. Help with fluorescent lighting

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    So I recently got a 30 gallon tank and it came with a fluorescent light hood. T-8 I believe. Right now I do not have the money replace the lighting - however, I would like to pick up a decent fluorescent bulb for the tank. My main concern is plant growth since I am starting a planted tank. If...
  18. Can I put my Aquarium lighting on during the night instead of during the day?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I work long rather long shifts combined with working most days of the week, so I do not, and quite literally -can not- see my Aquarium in all its glory during the day I have quite recently started to put my Aquarium lights on a switch timer to come on at 18:00 till around midnight (As I get...
  19. need to buy led lighting and am very confused

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    I need somebody to help me figure out what type of lighting I can get for my 265 gallon tank. It is 7 feet wide and almost 3 feet deep. I currently have no live plants. It is set up for Africans so I have about 300 pounds of lava rock which creates numerous caves. I have two six foot fluorescent...
  20. T8 or T5?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi, I'm completely new to florescent tubes so sorry if these questions are stupidly simple but I was wondering: 1. What are the differences between T8 and T5 bulbs? Benefits/negatives 2. Which would you most advise me to get for my 30inch long, 15 inches tall, 12 inches deep aquarium in which...
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