New 290L tank startup advice

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    Thanks @hviviers75 I'll play around again tonight and update again :lol:

    What do I need with the aquaglo tube? will it work on the T8 connectors I have at the moment? then I can maybe just buy 2 of those aquaglo tubes and replace them with the the current tubes?
     
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    Pleasure yes the t8 tube you still get no rather one aquaglo and one x 6500k tube the aquaglo gives you that pink look and feel very nice on its own.... enjoy and dont be afraid to ask for advice....
     
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    so then I keep the 1 T8 30W tube as is and just add the extra pink T8 tube? do you have the specific name for it? I saw some on takealot but have no idea which one to get?
     
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    What name is on your t8 tube? just called aquaglo at most lfs bud....
     
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    okay will do, thank you. have no idea what the name is... did not really look at the package..
     
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    the name on 1 T8 tube is - JEBO Luxline Plus, F30W, 10000k.

    the orther T8 tube is - JEBO Luxline Plus, F25W, 10000k (this one seems to be a bit short...) will need to upgrade again
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    these are updates with the extra light.. do you think the light is enough?

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    the last photo is without the 2nd T8 tube

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    Looking much better bud, Yes for sure its enough light remember like i mentioned earlier you only have low tech plants in there and they dont need that much lights...its only your more high tech plants that need more light your red plants etc....
     
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    so you don't think I should get a longer tube infront? now in looks like the left and right sides are in shadow with the extra light i've added.

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    Best advise I could give you on lights, find an acdc express shop they sell 4 foot LED tubes for just over R100 get 2 of these . They dont need ballasts and are much brighter I also use them on mine...you could use the short tube in the middle of the two LED tubes....
     
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    Hi everyone. just want to send a update on the tank. I bought a canister and still have the internal filter inside. got more plants and everything is going good.[​IMG]

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    Very good progress ... yeah the more plants the better :)

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Thank you Ferdie

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    Plants look healthy !
     
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    And I only use root tabs

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    Hi Everyone. something is eating my Koi Angel fins. I have no idea what it could be.. I have swordtails in there for a very long time. I added some mollies and they nipped the angels fin. I quarantined the angel put her back in the tank. so now... the only new fish in my tank is 1 baby Angel and he / her swims with the big Angel all the time. could it be the new baby Angel?

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    All the fish I have in the tank is corydoras, Swordtails, neon tetras, black neon tetras and x-ray tetras

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