Aquarium Setup • Replacement bulbs

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Replacement bulbs

Postby eddiecichlids » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:20 pm

Looking for a good bulb for a mbuna tank with Rusty’s and yellow labs no plants it’s a 55 gallon and can be Floresant or led any suggestions?
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Re: Replacement bulbs

Postby mambee » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:15 pm

LEDs are the way to go. They are bright, long lasting, and don't throw off much heat. I've had pretty good luck with the Finnex brand. You may want to consider their "planted" version. My anubias grow like mad, and supposedly mbuna won't eat them.
150 Gallon:
Geophagus, Angelfish
90 Gallon:
Bolivian Rams, Rummynoses, Corys, Dwarf Loaches, Neons, Glass Catfish
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