lighting for a DIY green terror tank

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Hi all
I made a nice 60X60X60 cm tank for oscars but I preferred lately green terrors after some green terrors
the juvenile green terror seems happy inside, sealing is perfect filters working like a charm
I want to add lighting till now the tank is lit with an external LED spotlight;
we have here fluorescent underwater sealed tubes.Can I use them or the GT is as crazy as the oscar and will end up braking it and having glass cuts
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: lighting for a DIY green terror tank

it might, is really all anyone can say. But you'll probably be fine, as long as you don't expect that light to be much more than a cool effect. They don't really make much light. You could get a clear, flexible pvc tube that fits snugly (but not too snugly) around the light and place that over it, that should protect it from any inquisitive fish. It will diffuse the light slightly.
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GeorgeP replied the topic: Re: lighting for a DIY green terror tank

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What she said.

Also, look into what kind of light spectrum your bulb is producing. Green terror's (or at least the "false green terror" or Gold Saum) will have different color in different light. White or green spectrum light will make them look iridescent green. Blue spectrum light will make them have a iridescent blue color, I personally prefer the blue.
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