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03-07-2007, 05:59 AM
Im looking for some new lights for my aquarium...i have been reccomended Growmux but does anyone else have any sussgestions?
03-07-2007, 01:20 PM
Sorry but I'm not sure what 180L converts to in gallons so I'm not sure what wattage you would be looking for. Also, do you have live plants to consider when deciding what wattage and what kind of lighting you need? I didn't see any plants listed in your description of your tank. If you could give everyone a little more info it might help with suggestions.
03-07-2007, 01:32 PM
thats about a 40-50 gallon i think. I like hagens aqua-glo lights. work really well.
03-07-2007, 02:02 PM
it really depends on how much money you are willing to spend. also, is this tank planted?
03-07-2007, 05:14 PM
yes its planted...im willing to spend as much money as is needed to make it look good...
i need 742mm tubes...25w
03-07-2007, 05:59 PM
Wait so do you already have a light fixture and just need recommendations for the actual bulb or...?
03-08-2007, 06:22 PM
Not to hijack the thread but since the question is already here... I have a 24in tall 45 gal tank which is going to be planted soon, what would be the recommended bulb for it?
The original owner of the tank installed a fixture from ace hardware I think LOL. It still has the ace hardware bulb in it.
03-18-2007, 04:37 AM
Well after talking to my LFS i went for a powerglow tube at the back of my tank and an aguaglow at the front...the results are suberb!
Although I was warned about the algea growth..but i think my otto cats and plec will enjoy the feast!
03-18-2007, 01:52 PM
I use a Zoo Med Flora Sun and it worked fine. If your lighting is fluorescent than you just need to stick with low light plants that are good for beginners. Then if you really like it and want to get into more advanced plants you can make the investment into more advanced lighting later.
A liter (L) is roughly equivalent to a quart, so just divide liters by 4 and that is the approximate gallons.
03-18-2007, 05:41 PM
i use two 40w powerglo's in my 75 gallon tank. Until i have the money to spend on a real fixture, this is the best i can do, but the plants dont mind, and i find myself trimming every week or so with the water changes (its easier to trim with some water removed)
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