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Old 03-14-2017, 07:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone!

I just recently converted my 24 gallon nanocube from saltwater to freshwater. I would like to keep the lighting fixture I was using. It is an ocean revive light. It's a programmable led light. Can I use it? What do I need to change on the settings to make it planted tank friendly?

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Old 03-14-2017, 12:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Saltwater tank lights are almost always heavy on the blue part of the spectrum, and very lacking on the red end of the spectrum. Some people like the appearance of a planted tank with that type of lighting, but many of us, including me, find it very unattractive. It tends to do a very poor job of showing off the plant and fish colors. If it is a light designed for a reef tank, it will also be much too bright for a planted tank, leading to endless algae problems. But, it will grow plants.
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Welcome to APC, TNBCgirl!

I agree with hoppy. Sorry you may need a new light.
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