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Lighting

Postby aidanward » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:02 pm

Just bought a 110cm tank, this one to be precise http://aquaoak.co.uk/1000/01/06/aquaoak ... -aquarium/ and looking for some lighting advice as my old tank just had lighting fixed in the hood. This one doesnt

Planning to have freshwater tropicals in there, the standard thing, tetras, danios a few angels etc and got white gravel.any recommendations for lighting for it, the lighting can be sat on the cover glass in the hood

thanks
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Re: Lighting

Postby Carylnz » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:06 am

That is a nice looking cabinet! I have plain, daylight (or bright white) double fluorescents sitting on the glass of my tank (4ft, 250L). I have very old fixtures though so when their ends are sitting on the glass, the tubes themselves are not. I do sit economy bulbs straight onto glass with no problems. Could you attach the lights to the underneath of the hood? That would be more convenient when having to remove the glass bit.
Many are going LED these days as they are cheap to run and don't get hot. I can't recommend specific lights as I am in a different country and brands and names differ.

As to white gravel, I would not recommend it as the fish like to blend in with the substrate (safer from predators above) so will be a lot paler with white gravel than they are with darker substrate. Neons and cardinals in particular show a lot less colour in these circumstances.
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Re: Lighting

Postby SparkyST » Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:49 pm

Hi

I have this lighting in my tank to replace the old flurescent tubes. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/40062789 ... 108&ff19=0

Have had them running for over a year and great for plant growth too.

Easy to fix to the hood either with sticky pads, screws or suction cups.
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