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Lighting

Discussion in 'Heating, Lighting & UV' started by atory, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. atory

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    Hi guys,

    I'm upgrading the lighting on my tank and trying to decide which products to buy. I'm running a 6ft x 2ft tank.
    I have seen posted previously that people have 2 x UVB fluoro's over their tank. I was wondering if this is a necessity as I am also wanting to run the tropical fluoro therefore I would need to purchase 2 x double reflectors. I have purchased the 125w solar glo sun simulating bulb and cage to suspend over the dock so would it be overkill to run 2 x UVB fluro's over the entire length of the tank or would 1 be sufficient?

    I'm considering the aqua one LED reflectors vs the aqua one fluoro glow double reflectors. The LED reflector fits 13w T8 LED tubes, is this acceptable lighting vs a 10.0 fluoro?

    I hope my questions make sense.
    Thank you in advance!
     
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    Hi Kev,
    My tank is 6ft in length, I think you may have missed that part.
    Any advice on the lighting?
    Ash
     
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    Hi Ash,

    You should have UVB 10.0 lights running the full length of the tank. In your case the best thing for you to do is to have at least 1 double 4ft reflector and a double 2ft reflector. That way you can run a 4ft 10.0 UVB reptile light and a 4ft full spectrum light in the 6500 Kelvin colour temperature range for your plants as well as a 2ft 10.0 UVB reptile light and a 2ft full spectrum light in the 6500 Kelvin colour temperature range, the full length of your tank.