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Discussion in 'Terrascaping Equipment' started by Keith, May 15, 2015.

  1. Keith

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    After all the concerns trying to find a suitable light replacement for the smallest Terrascape that has only Tillandsia I found a single Aquaone T5 "Daylight tube" unit that I could attach to the sides of an extension of the ends of the tank. I had three Tills flower after I set up the light.

    The 5ft Terrascape has the old 4ft Aquaone twin T8 tubes 1 daylight and 1 plant light so far every thing is looking OK, the main thing all the plants are growing extremely well.

    The new Terrascape 75cm Bow fronted tank, I bought a Aquaone 2ft twin T8 1 daylight and 1 plant light, reason being if the other two work very well why change the system.

    All light are on for 12hrs per day.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    Question what type of lighting are you using for your tanks and/or plants?

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    For my emersed setup im using arcadia plant pro t5s with success.

    On my tanks im using leds, tmc grobeams and kessils 160 on my main tank.

    The tmc are proven to work.

    The kessils have amazing reviews in the marine world but i have the freashwater version and testing atm.
     
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    I would like other members to reply to this then when a question is asked at least we have a reference point of the different lighting that is used with success and varying costs.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    Hi All, Up to this point my tank lighting has been 25w 6500 k-- cfl bulbs or 30w 6500k garden flood lights both have worked well.

    On my Wabi-Kusa I use 10w and 30w 6500k garden flood lighting this has worked well too (y)
     
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    Thank you Roy.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    I only use sunlight or rather shadow, whereever the tanks are placed - inside or outside the house.

    Still searching for the perfect place... without extra costs...
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    There is no way could I take mine outside too heavy to move.

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    I use led lighting, but I'm not home so can't give the particulars.
     
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    The single T5 daylight tube is working very well, all the Tills look very healthy.

    I recently bought a twin T8 18W 2ft for the Bow fronted Terrascape.

    I am still using the old Jebo twin T8 1 Day light and 1 Plant light and the plants are growing like mad.

    I think its the old story what works for you, remembering all my plants are garden plants not Aquarium plants.

    The main point about my lights they do not have to penetrate water.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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