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PostSubject: Lights   Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:21 pm

Right I have a 20W light strip which came with the tank I believe its a Jinlong/Bolong one so I am thinking of changing for maybe a little bright one say 25W or so, would it be able to fit into this unit easily? Or would I have to change any sort of lighting unit?

Basically can any W tube fit this unit?

Which is the best light source to get ie brand/watage etc?

its 120L of actual water is 100L (30"x11"x18") or summat like that these maybe slightly out
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PostSubject: Re: Lights   Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:28 pm

I can't find out much about the Jinglong Baolong tank GD. I would think that the units are all pretty standard & normal arcadia type bulbs will fit.

I'm sure a 25w would be fine, i'm not positive tho regarding heat when you get higher wattage.
Best thing to do is take the bulb to the lfs with you and check em side by side, my juwel one said 742mm or something like that but the arcadia bulb 750mm fits. I know it's not much difference but i never thought it would fit. When i put them together they are the exact same size.
I suppose that hasn't helped much but - Oh well, i tried :lol:

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PostSubject: Re: Lights   Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:45 pm

i measured mine and its 23".....which seems an odd size. Well Ill order it online as im sure it will be more expensive in stores

BTW Stef when u want this Fluval 2 back? I believe I am done with it Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Lights   Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:53 pm

Whenever it suits you for getting it here :lol:

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PostSubject: Re: Lights   Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:59 pm

hmmm i cant remember how far u are away...really its gonna have to be before next week
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PostSubject: Re: Lights   Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:08 pm

would it be cheaper to post it???

stick my postcode in google & see how far it is CW1 3LP

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PostSubject: Re: Lights   Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:07 pm

GeordieDave wrote:
i measured mine and its 23".....which seems an odd size.

The bulbs in my 90L tank are 23" and I ordered replacements from here as I have several AquaOne tanks. Although if you can see clearly the type of fitting, you might find a cheaper option here or on here. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Lights   Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:14 pm

Well I can take the tube out with any problems. its got two prongy bits lol....technical I know....

Id like to add it to my current order which wud make it over 50 for free delivery Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Lights   Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:07 am

aparently max W i can get for 24" is 20..

So......I may do a DIY and add a second tube......o god!!
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PostSubject: Re: Lights   Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:13 am

Hi gd I had to change my lights last week as one had blown, I went to every electrical shop near me ,in the end I went to P@H ,I had to get two 3ft bulbs for my tank ,which is the same make as yours but I got to say the light is a hundred percent better in my tank and the colours of the fish are standing out. Am hoping what plants I have left will grow a bit now.
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PostSubject: Re: Lights   Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:26 am

so does you tank have the space for 2 lights?

Mine onyl came with one fitted and personally I think it is rather poor. So even if I exchange it for another 24" Arcadia for example, I would be able to tell the difference and so should the fishies and plants?
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PostSubject: Re: Lights   Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:21 am

munchycarrot wrote:
would it be cheaper to post it???

stick my postcode in google & see how far it is CW1 3LP

Distance: 44.8 miles
Time: 1 hr 0 min

Maybe better if I post it. Would it be ok by you if I post?
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PostSubject: Re: Lights   Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:29 am

sure, i'll pm full address Smile

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