Choosing the right light bulb...

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I have a 180 gallon that's 22 inches tall. It has a sandy bottom but not pure bright white. I have a large piece of driftwood. Right now i have a light that holds two 4ft florecent bulbs, t12 i think but in pretty sure i can use t5 also... i have an albino Oscar and a tiger and 7 silver dollars. Im looking for a light bulb that will bring out their colors and not wash out from the sand. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Ps- ill eventually get a led set up, this is just for now.
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DRACO replied the topic: Choosing the right light bulb...

basically, vibrant color of the fish is not coming from lighting.... most of the time, it is by-product of pristine water and varied foods..
lighting is more of owners preference on how do you want to see your fish...so any day light will do...
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Choosing the right light bulb...

Keep in mind that too much and too bright is not good for light sensitive Oscars. Albino and Lutino in particular can incur permanent vision damage. I would not use two 4ft lights at all.


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DRACO replied the topic: Choosing the right light bulb...

you hit it right Dave... very loud and clear..
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