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Re: Lighting! What do you use and why?

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 19:08 pm
by Stevieglasgow
I use a non named cheap ebay "aquarium light" it grows plants no bother.
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Re: Lighting! What do you use and why?

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 20:19 pm
by ricrhys
Stevieglasgow wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 19:08 pm
I use a non named cheap ebay "aquarium light" it grows plants no bother.
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Thats a lovely tank stevie!!!

I've not long got the Aquasky 2.0, the limnophila sessilliflora has bloomed, as has the Taxiphyllum Barbieri but they both are easy to grow I guess, came home to a small amount of algae for the first time since setting the tank up so going to trim the lighting time down a touch.

Re: Lighting! What do you use and why?

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 22:38 pm
by Jon_D
I use these lights.
"Powcan Aquarium Light 72 LED Aquarium Lighting with IR Controller Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets for 55-80cm Aquariums, 24/7 Automated."
They change colours as the day progresses, and the colours can be edited to suit the fishes tastes (or yours). by adjusting the RGB characteristics on the remote.
Cost £34. Amazon.

My previous white LEDs caused a constant alage growth and had to be limited to 5 hours per day. With these, there has been no algae growth and they are on 24/7.