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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:54 pm Post subject: Lighting Reply with quote

 Hello!  
 
 I  have  a  new  ┬ácichlid  tank  which  is  3  weeks  old.  the  tank  dimensions  are  36''*13"*12".  I  got  normal  Havells  2ft  tube  light  and  fixed  that  to  the  hood.  Is  this  lighting  sufficient  for  the  fish  or  should  I  go  with  something  else.
 
 Also  if  I  buy  a  20w  2  ft  tube  light,  how  will  be  able  to  fix  that  to  the  hood.  Can  I  use  a  normal  2  ft  frame  for  the  light.  Please  let  me  know.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:37 am Post subject: Re: Lighting Reply with quote

 I  dont  think  fishes  have  requirements  on  the  light  but  you  can  play  around  with  lights  to  make  it  look  natural....
 I  had  seen  some  good  lighting  done  on  chiclid  tanks  by  Hamza  poonawalla
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:19 am Post subject: Re: Lighting Reply with quote

 Thanks  Jabba!
 
 I  have  heard  that  light  plays  a  major  role  in  bringing  out  the  color  of  the  fish.  Just  wanted  to  know  the  ideal  lighting  conditions  for  cichlids.  I  have  ordered  a  Hitachi  20w  2  ft  tube  light.  I  searched  for  a  frame  at  electrical  stores  at  Pune.  Nobody  has  got  a  frame  for  the  specification  I  want.  Can  someone  help  me  out  where  exactly  in  Pune  can  I  get  a  frame.  I  don't  want  to  go  with  a  ballast.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:25 pm Post subject: Re: Lighting Reply with quote

 That's(pinkish)  actually  a  good  choice  for  fish  tank  with  red  colour  based  fish.  But  you  need  to  suppliment  it  with  some  white  lights  as  well,  Philips  trulite  6500K  has  a  very  nice  tone.
 
 By  frame  do  you  mean  the  thin  strip  with  tube  holders?  You  can  get  them  if  your  tube  is  a  T5  diameter,  T8  are  bit  old  gen  now.  Else  need  to  request  electrician  to  do  a  connection  for  you  on  suitable  frame.  bTW  a  ballast  is  compulsory  ,  be  it  inside  or  outside  frame.
 
 Actually  a  reference  picture  of  your  stuff  will  help,  and  also  get  others  interested  in  your  queries.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:00 pm Post subject: Re: Lighting Reply with quote

 Hello  Saikumar,
 
 I  ordered  the  white  Hitachi  tube  light.  As  already  said  I  have  fixed  Havells  elite  Manglev  dlx.  This  light  is  of  6500k,  hence  opted  this  one.  This  tube  light  is  t5  only  and  is  of  14w.  My  question  is  that  can  I  fix  the  hitachi  light  on  to  this  frame?  I  am  yet  to  receive  the  tube.  I  am  looking  for  a  similar  frame  for  the  Hitachi  tube  light(  in-built  ballst).
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:03 pm Post subject: Re: Lighting Reply with quote

 20W  lights  are  not  generally  in  T5,  so  need  to  know  if  your  HITACHI  is  T5  size,  if  no  you  cant  fit.
 But  you  should  be  able  to  find  few  frames  in  market  if  you  scout  for  20W  enclosed  frames  used  for  house  hold  purpose.
 
 For  T5  I  know  you  can  get  Oreva  brand,  T8  may  be  Havells  has  them.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:06 pm Post subject: Re: Lighting Reply with quote

 Thank  you  Saikumar,
 
 I  did  not  get  the  Hitachi  Tube  light  Sad  
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   Order  #:  52
 
 1  Aquarium  Light  Hitachi  2  Ft  (Hitachi-003)   -  1  No.  Rs.  390.
 
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 I  will  settle  with  the  Havells  tube  tight  for  the  time  being.I  have  taken  few  pics  of  the  fish  yesterday.  It  would  be  good  if  you  could  tell  me  how  to  upload  those  images.   The  'insert  image'  button  wants  me  to  upload  the  image  in  some  other  server  and  provide  the  URL.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:23 pm Post subject: Re: Lighting Reply with quote

 Oh  yes,  I  dint  find  a  easier  way  than  flickr.com  to  use  on  forum,  simple  and  well  arranged.
 
 BTW,  when  I  was  in  Pune  I  did  see  some  pink  lights  at  Sujit  Aquariums,  Kothrud  stand.  May  be  you  can  try  too.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:57 pm Post subject: Re: Lighting Reply with quote

 Thank  You  Saikumar.  I  will  check  out.
 
 So  here  are  the  pics
 
 http://s274.photobucket.com/user/agnelor/library/
 
 Please  let  me  know  the  lighting  is  good  enough  or  can  it  be  made  better.  I  will  upload  the  full  pic  of  the  aquarium  once  everything  is  set  up.
 
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