View Full Version : DIY 46bow canopy

01-21-2008, 04:02 PM
Well now that Im finally done my nano canopy, Ive turned to my 46g bowfront. My question is more to do with lighting, but I thought I would still post this here.

Can I replace the strip lighting, with Compact florecent lighting? Im wanting to do this to up my total wattage in my tank so I cam continue to heavily plant it and have success.

I was thinking of having 4x 27w CF lights. Would I get good plant growth this way as well? Any help and advice always welcome! Thanks in advance.

01-21-2008, 05:23 PM
That lighting is great for your size tank. but with that amount of light, ytou will need CO2.

01-21-2008, 11:58 PM
Yes I was definintely going to do a diy co2 yeast system.

01-26-2008, 01:40 PM
I am sure this goes without saying to members of this forum. But make sure if you have a piece of glass to keep the water evaporation away. I was at a neighbors house the other day who was concerned that he kept finding water in his fixture. I told him it was a good concern. It never occurred to me that someone would mount the fixture directly on top of the tank with out a piece of glass.