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    African Cichlid Lighting Suggestions.....????

    Discussion in 'African Rift Lake Cichlids' started by immortality6000, Jan 7, 2010.

    1. immortality6000

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      I have a 72 Gallon tank that I bought from an estate sale. It was a saltwater setup. i have over 30 african cichlids in it. The light bar is Current brand and has 2 bulbs in it. I am not sure the bulbs but this is what they say on them:

      POWER COMPACT
      CSL# 05146
      65W SMART LAMP
      WWW.CUSTOMSEALIFE.COM

      They are dual bulbs and one side of each is blue and other side is white.

      I am not sure if this is the bulb I should have? What bulb are you using?
       
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      6700k/10000k and a Coralife Colormax is a good combo.
       
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      10,000k/ 50/50 combo works well for me. doesn't do much for orange fish, but i don't own any.
       
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      Great post......I currently have 6700 and colormax (white and purple). I am happy with the appearance....I was also wondering, if I replaced the 6700 with a 10,000 and ran the 10K with the colormax, would it make it just a bit brighter?
      Thanks for any replies.
       
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      Bulbs are a bit expense but I will try one or the other.
       
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      Coralife bulbs should run you anywhere from $12-$20 a bulb.
      It's not too expensive, but it's appropriate lighting for cichlids.
       

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