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06-21-2012, 05:26 AM
Hello, I posted another thread but I am gonna switch my 29 g tank. Soo I have lots of questions because its kinda confusing >.<
So first: Is 90-60 watts of moderate lighting?
I found this light that seems good anyone use it for
Planted tanks? http://www.marineandreef.com/Freshwater_Aqualight_2X65_Watt_30_inch_Coralife_p/res53113.htm
Also if i can use glass or pexiglass covers, the lighting can just sit ontop right?
If you have anything to add or change or say, not offended.
Any help is appreciated. ^__^
06-21-2012, 07:23 AM
It all boils down on what plants you want to have. But then, 60 watts on a 29G might be overkill specially when using T5-HOs.
One T5-HO or two T5-NOs will probably work for ya.
06-21-2012, 05:02 PM
Yea i was thinking it would be overkill and i would have to use co2 more
Thanks but do you have any good manufactures? Thanks though.
06-21-2012, 06:04 PM
I am not too sure on what's available in your area. But since you gave the site, here : http://www.marineandreef.com/AquaticLife_30_inch_T5_HO_Lamp_Fixture_Freshwater_ p/ral20143.htm this might be a better choice for you. But only use normal output (NO) bulbs instead of HO.
I would recommend one 6500k and one 10000k for the spectrums. I will not use the actinic bulb that comes with it.
06-21-2012, 06:18 PM
The light you gave the link for is a power compact. Great lighting of several years back. Replacement lamps are getting fewer and more expensive.
T5 is the way to go, unless you're handy and willing to do a DIY LED setup.
One T5-HO or two T5-NO is nearly perfect for your tank.
Your local hydroponics shop will sell you a very good T5HO strip and very decent reflector for $30.00 to $50.00.
06-22-2012, 04:35 AM
Ok thanks this seems good same company: http://www.marineandreef.com/Coralife_Aqualight_HO_FRESHWATER_T5_30_inch_p/res08611.htm. Ok thanks Its the same as the one pjaldave but different manufacture.
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