View Full Version : Cheap Home Depot Actinic lights

09-28-2010, 11:37 PM
Here's an interesting article over at Advanced Aquarist:

Dana Riddle is talking about using cheap-o party lights from Home Depot as a replacement for regular actinics. I was surprised by the results...

Anyone around here trying this on your own tank?

09-28-2010, 11:42 PM
Would of loved to see some pics on how the lights looked.

siren's eye
09-29-2010, 12:17 AM
I was going to try these on my 5.5 when I first started it, but ended up going with my nova extreme instead because I had my doubts. I used the daylight over my FW tank, and in that tank the plants and algae grew like crazy.

09-29-2010, 1:30 AM
I've had the 6500 daylight one over my fuge for a couple months and my cheato seems to be growing at a nice rate.

09-29-2010, 10:40 AM
cheap-o party lights from Home Depot

Ha, has anyone tried to add a disco ball too?

Are clown fish more likely to have (unplanned) egg laying after the party lights are installed?

Sorry couldn't resist... :D