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    Are these tubes T5 HO?

    Yeah, I didn't think I should get it either, however, sure enough, it is happening - lol
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    Are these tubes T5 HO?

    Cheers Matt. My 'pink' bulb is still working, but with my 'white' one, you can see waves of 'light' and 'dark' that seem to be flowing and rippling along the tube. It's also doesn't seem very bright, (probably been in around 2 yrs), hence looking to replace the tube. I might not fit the grolux...
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    Are these tubes T5 HO?

    My tank currently has an "AquaWhite" T5HO tube and an "AquaRed" T5HO tube, which give a very white light, and a pinkish light respectively. However as the tubes came with the tank and have now 'aged' I can't tell the manufacturer. I've looked on Lampspecs and intend to get an Osram Lumilux 880...
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    Reflectors

    Yeah, sounds like that will work fine for you then. Unfortunately my hood only takes 2 tubes so I'm a bit stuffed on the that account, will have to be Lampspecs. Have you actually used the iQuatics reflectors? Just wondering if they are any good as they look like they could be a bit flimsy if...
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    Reflectors

    Cheers, that was my worry... I don't want to 'overdo' the pink hue, so don't want 2x Tropical lamps, but there also doesn't seem to be anything at iQuatics that they could be paired with in the 8000k area :( Might have to be iQuatics for reflectors, and Lampspecs for the tubes in that case!
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    Reflectors

    Thanks for the reply. Had a look at the tubes there too, but can't quite see what to get as equivalents. I'm guessing it would be a Tropical tube and a 14k tube. Just hoping that the 14k wouldn't be too blue/white?
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    Reflectors

    So one of the tubes has packed up on my hood. The original tubes in the hood were 1x "AquaRed" (which gives a pinkish hue) and 1x "AquaWhite" (which is.. well, white :) ) Both are T5HO, 39W. I've been looking on the lampspecs website for getting new tubes and I think I'll get the following; 1x...
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    Liquid Carbon Offers

    Cheers, although I've just seen (perhaps re-seen as it rings a bell!) the Aqua Essentials Aqua Carbon: http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/index.p ... ts_id=2988 Obviously price wise it seems better, but how does this compare to something like Excel?
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    Liquid Carbon Offers

    I don't suppose anyone knows of anywhere that currently has liquid carbon products on offer, or soon to be on offer? I need to get some more shortly, and I thought I'd ask before spending the beer tokens, only to regret it just days later - lol Thanks :)
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    Replacement T8 tubes

    Hi, the 15W T8 tue over my 60L tank has gone in the last few days. I was originally running an Arcadia Original Tropical Lamp, but I wondered if there were any recommendations on particular tubes to go for, or where to buy? It's a fairly basic tank, with minimal live plants. I had been looking...
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    Amazon Swords leaves seem thin / transparent

    Please excuse the blurring of the fish, my 'point-n-click' Olympus doesn't do well with moving objects in the dark! So here you can see the pipe in the rear left that goes down to the intank, and also where the spray bar enters the tank and elbows. Basically it is all the area to the left of...
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    Amazon Swords leaves seem thin / transparent

    Thanks :) Just re-read it - lol Any recommendations on where the Koralia should be sited, and which direction it should 'blow' in then? I want to try and hide it really, but that would mean mounting it on the back wall as I think the Koralia have a part that mounts externally on the tank?
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    Amazon Swords leaves seem thin / transparent

    I was considering a Koralia to be honest. Would this be ok, as it wouldn't be filtering the water, merely circulating it? Any recomendations on what size I should get? One issue I think I currently have with the tank is this, and please bear with me, as it may take some 'imagination'! Ok, the...
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    Amazon Swords leaves seem thin / transparent

    It would seem I have a circulation problem then as well :( I am just running the external filter that came with the tank, which is an Aqua One CF1200. Rated at 1200 LPH, but I understand that this is likely to be doing around 800LPH allowing for head etc. So I am only hitting 2x, or 2.5x...
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    UKAPS Toolkit

    AE are currently doing a 3 piece one on special for £19.99: Aqua Essentials 3 Piece Tool Set
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