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Old 30-08-2003, 11:22 PM
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I'm fish-sitting a mate's aquarium and using it to get all the cycling media
ready for my own new tank which arrives in a few days. The new one is 48" x
18" x 22" (US 75 gal), has 3 tubes. I aspire to it being a quite densely
planted tank. Here is what the guy in the shop sold me for lighting:

1 x 36w standard white tube
1 x 36w Super Daylight 100% Actinic 03 Blue tube
1 x 36w High Intensity 10,000K High-Intensity Purified Super Daylight tube

I could change them when I pick up the tank in a few days. Any suggestions
much appreciated.



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Old 31-08-2003, 02:12 AM
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"rapdor" wrote in message
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I'm fish-sitting a mate's aquarium and using it to get all the cycling

media
ready for my own new tank which arrives in a few days. The new one is 48"

x
18" x 22" (US 75 gal), has 3 tubes. I aspire to it being a quite densely
planted tank. Here is what the guy in the shop sold me for lighting:

1 x 36w standard white tube
1 x 36w Super Daylight 100% Actinic 03 Blue tube
1 x 36w High Intensity 10,000K High-Intensity Purified Super Daylight tube

I could change them when I pick up the tank in a few days. Any

suggestions
much appreciated.


Unless these are T5 tubes I'd say that was not enough. 22" is a deep tank.
My tank is 24" of glass (so about 19-20" of water) & I've got 4x40W tubes on
it - all Hagens - 2 Lifeglos, an AquaGlo & a PowerGlo

I.


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Replace the actnic (sp?) tube because it is for corals. Just make sure
it is full spectrum.

Vicki

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Thanks Vicki. I've been doing a bit of googling and had pretty well decided
the Actinic was wrong.

I've also learned that the 10,000K High-Intensity Purified Super Daylight
tube give a lot of blue light which promotes algae.

So from what I've read my latest choices would be:
1 x Full Spectrum Triphosphor
1 x Arcadia Origina Tropical
1 x Arcadia Freshwater
If they are available in Australia. Anyway, just a couple more days and the
tank will be available, so I will talk to the shop guy again.


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Replace the actnic (sp?) tube because it is for corals. Just make sure
it is full spectrum.

Vicki





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