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Old 19-10-2007, 10:42 PM   #1
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Unhappy what is the best lighting for red arowana?

hi all
i am new here, can anyone advise me about the lighting to display & tan the red, i currently using nan & PL light

below is a pic of my baby...2+ old liao but seems orangie

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Old 20-10-2007, 11:30 PM   #2
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i wana try T5 HO 54w 4 feet for my baby
can bros help to suggest which brand is better
a) jebo
b) dymex
c) hypo..hehe dunno the spell
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Old 21-10-2007, 03:13 AM   #3
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question: which farm? try to keep fish longer
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Just put a nan lite in the tank on for 12 hours per day and stop switching it around,its not what lites u use to tan the red to make it red,its how comfortable or stable you make yr red feels at his home.Once the red feels undisturbed the color will improve.
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Just put a nan lite in the tank on for 12 hours per day and stop switching it around,its not what lites u use to tan the red to make it red,its how comfortable or stable you make yr red feels at his home.Once the red feels undisturbed the color will improve.
hehehe... simple logic bingo bro. Fish feel good they eat good and show good
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Old 21-10-2007, 06:16 PM   #6
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Though I play with various kind of fluorescent, & diy quite extensively with T5 HO, I really do not know what to recommends, as everyone here has their own preference. Some prefer red in natural white light, & I love red in pinkish & daylight combination for photography.
We got more choices nowadays with pinkish T5 HO tubes (from cheap Hopar to expensive arcadia plant Pro, & probably many other brands too) coming into lighting scene.
I has yet to retrofit a T5 HO pinkish in Nan enclosure, but I think it will look good on red. Probably my next project? It can be fun to play around & move away from conventional bulky T8. U got more light & use less energy with T5 HO.
My latest ER pic has Nan at front top, two Arcadia T5 HO plant pro (sponsored by QH ), & a T5 HO osram 965 as main lightings & two old T8.

And depending on DC setting (I still prefer my sony dc than the canon DSLR), I love coloration like this

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Old 22-10-2007, 12:35 AM   #7
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question: which farm? try to keep fish longer
tung-hu, ok

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Just put a nan lite in the tank on for 12 hours per day and stop switching it around,its not what lites u use to tan the red to make it red,its how comfortable or stable you make yr red feels at his home.Once the red feels undisturbed the color will improve.
izzit...ok i try

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hehehe... simple logic bingo bro. Fish feel good they eat good and show good
but my baby seems picky on food now...sighz

[QUOTE=ken_yg;5578968]Though I play with various kind of fluorescent, & diy quite extensively with T5 HO, I really do not know what to recommends, as everyone here has their own preference. Some prefer red in natural white light, & I love red in pinkish & daylight combination for photography.
We got more choices nowadays with pinkish T5 HO tubes (from cheap Hopar to expensive arcadia plant Pro, & probably many other brands too) coming into lighting scene.
I has yet to retrofit a T5 HO pinkish in Nan enclosure, but I think it will look good on red. Probably my next project? It can be fun to play around & move away from conventional bulky T8. U got more light & use less energy with T5 HO.
My latest ER pic has Nan at front top, two Arcadia T5 HO plant pro (sponsored by QH ), & a T5 HO osram 965 as main lightings & two old T8.
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wah..... DIY maybe i try retrofit t5 too...hehe...so how many light on top of ur tank u have
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Old 22-10-2007, 01:37 AM   #8
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but my baby seems picky on food now...sighz
Noticed that in my aros too. They eating less already. Fasting season again probably, trigger by cooler temperature. Not sure I want to play with heater this season for my small red


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wah..... DIY maybe i try retrofit t5 too...hehe...so how many light on top of ur tank u have
I got fixed lighting on each tank, & portable one for photography. My standard retrofit is 1 x T5HO daylight, 1 x T8 TFC & 1 x Nan for red.
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Noticed that in my aros too. They eating less already. Fasting season again probably, trigger by cooler temperature. Not sure I want to play with heater this season for my small red

izzit gd to have a heater? wat temp?


I got fixed lighting on each tank, & portable one for photography. My standard retrofit is 1 x T5HO daylight, 1 x T8 TFC & 1 x Nan for red.
in 1 tank?
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Old 23-10-2007, 01:57 PM   #10
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in 1 tank?
In one tank. Red & gold aro will have different light tubes.
For gold, the preference will be white light, & the main lighting is T8 for about 8 hours of operation. For reds, the main lighting will be a T5 & a T8, about 16 hours of operation daily. The Nan mostly use for photography.
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