What lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Paulbassanai, 16 Jan 2012.

  1. Paulbassanai

    Paulbassanai

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    Hi

    I have a 3ft tank and when i bought it the guy gave me 2 x T8 15k lights. Is this correct for this tank or should i rather get T5 lights, Thanks for the help

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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Just go LEDs you won't be sorry :)
     
  5. Paulbassanai

    Paulbassanai Thread Starter

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    If the lights are incorrect i need to correct them before it gets to bad in the tank and i start loosing stuff, budget is a bit of a factor so will have to see what options are available.
     
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    Hey bud, T8's are pretty useless, t5's with reflectors are very effective and blow t8's away, also looks like you have alot of nuisance algae growing there suffocating the coral...
    either way, you lights should not let the water look that yellow colour
     
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  7. Paulbassanai

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    Thanks a lot, I bought the tank about a week ago and got it like that, but it now looks a lot better. I did a post in the new members area and explained it all there under newbie. That is why i need help with the lights as i also think they are about 2 years old so the spectrum might have also changed. I have now introduced 2 x hermit crabs and 1 x Turbo snails and that has helped with the Algea.
     
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