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Old 09-28-2010, 11:37 PM   #1
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Cheap Home Depot Actinic lights

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?
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:42 PM   #2
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Would of loved to see some pics on how the lights looked.

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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.

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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.

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Originally Posted by mojo View Post
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...

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