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    so what type of fluro tubes do you use??????????????

    hi all :D :D thanks to SaltSpraySandwich he has given me a lot of info on fluros

    so i was just wondering what types everyone else uses to see if there is any that are really highly recomended and used with great results by other members on here as there is a lot of experianced people on here so lets hear what you all have to say

    ps if they are available from wholesalers or shops other then lfs that info could be very helpful to others as well as i know that you can get some tubes from haymans , ideal ect at a lot less then lfs

    so lets here about your experiences

    thanks all
    mark :D

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    I use triphospher flouros for daylights, and actinic flouros for evening lights.
    Yes they are available from places like Ideal electrical.

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    thanks ash

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    I have no idea what my are for the day time.... but we use moon lights for nite :wink:
    About as innocent as a Nun doing pressups in a Cu*****ber field!!! ;)

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    I guess you already know that it depends on a number of factors.
    1. live plants or not - different tubes emit different ranges of the light spectrum used by different plant species
    2. depth of tank - strength of light will penetrate differing depths of water.
    3. personal taste./ effect - colour or effect can be a personal thing which goes hand in hand with the overall look of your tank.
    I have no live plants,
    My tank is 2 foot deep,
    I started with standard household 4 foot + 2 foot tubes (1 of each) which gave the water a yellowish tinge. I then added a 4foot blue aquarium tube which whitened it up to a satisfactory level for my taste (is plenty bright enough). I also have another 4 foot blue tube which is turned on seperately at night with the others being turned off. this lets me enjoy my shyer nocturnally active fish.
    also my lights are about a foot off the top of the tank where most have there's right on top. this is purely for the convenience of attaching to the hood. I also have standard fittings ( no reflectors etc.)
    all down to dollars and taste. you can get an idea of my lights at the gallery
    http://www.qldaf.com/modules.php?name=g ... itemId=495
    Cheers, Brent

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    thanks tashie the trend seams to be use different lights for day to night come on people i think this post might help lots of people not just we so have you say

    thanks mark

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    I don't knwo what mine are. My 2 foot light is a plant light but it is just a spare. My 6foot tank I just think are normal lights nothing special
    Hugg's Tabetha "The only dumb question is the one you didn't ask"

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    thanks skoob that looks really nice and thanks for the extra info i understand a lot of what you put up but some might not
    so two different lights is still the main thoughts

    thanks mark

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    thanks tabby

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    Again it's all about taste and preference. we also have a 3 foot tank which has always just had the one 3 foot light on top. it works a treat day and nite. when it gets dull wife gets a new one from pet shop so I suspect it is a specific daylight tube which gives a whiter light than standard fluro. must admit, never took much notice just got what lfs gave us but for that tank it works fine.
    cheers
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    i use aqua-relle tubes on my 2 planted tanks... a 3' & a 4' on my 4' tank & dual 2's on my 2'plant tank. on my other 2' tank i just use a household fluro tube... & only turn it on when i feed the convict fry that live in that 2' tank.
    8"x2"x2" Work in progress.

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    thanks again brent and to you to demon

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    I have found that the electrical wholesalers (Ideal, Hayman's, Turks etc) have the rfeplacement lamps cheaper than the LFS.
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    thanks gs thats what i think to i always buy from those types of places for that reason
    mark

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