02-03-2009, 12:00 AM #1
Help im really confused! (lighting)
I dont know what to do with my lighting. I dont have much to spend only about 60 bucks? I was thinking of doing the ODNO lighting stuff but afraid of runing into the possiblity of having to use co2. Could I just buy one of these coral life bulbs at petco or petsmart and be okay? or would the ODNO be better? I am not looking into anything fancy I just want to have it for a low-mid planted tank, with plants such as java fern some other type of mosses besides java cuz its ugly. X_X" If the coral bulbs are better for me could u guys pick out the best one? for 60bucks? thanks! ;(
btw this is for a 55 gall , 48 inches long 12 by 13
http://www.petco.com/Shop/petco_Prod...3+30+5050.aspx I dont know witch one would be best
02-03-2009, 12:12 AM #2
I use shop lights and GE9325 bulbs on a 55, the bulbs are available at Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, etc marked GE Aquarium/Plant bulb
80watts for around $25
02-03-2009, 12:35 AM #3
SO all I got to do is buy the shop light fixtures and the bulbs and ill be set? will I have to use c02? The reason why I dont wanna use c02 is because it looks really complicated and I like to stay away from things like that X_X
02-03-2009, 12:37 AM #4
I didn't, the TOTM winner for January was a 55 with pool sand and a shoplight look closely
02-03-2009, 01:00 AM #5
Wow that looks really nice! How come you didn't use it? or do it?> im lost X_X"
02-03-2009, 01:03 AM #6
I upgraded to 130w, everything grew just as well with the shop light
02-03-2009, 01:10 AM #7
Did you also upgrade to different shop lots? or just bought different bulbs? and are you using any co2?
02-03-2009, 01:50 AM #8
1 shoplight, w/2 GE9325 bulbs 80watt total, no CO2
02-03-2009, 02:04 AM #9
THANKS Algenco!!!! I LOVE YOU! LOL how much wpg will it give me? about 1.7? imma go buy them right now!
02-03-2009, 02:06 AM #10
around 1.5 wpg