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  1. #1

    Default high light output for a deep tank (one big rub)

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    So i need high output to reach 30-36 inches deep, THAT I CAN PLUG INTO A WALL. Im not finding many options to do a heavily planted tank without having to wire something into a circuit or junction box. Does anyone have a super green tank (plants not water lol!) thats 75 plus gallons by using a light that they just plugged into the wall, standard US outlet? Or am i losing it, and everyone does? Help me out, many thanks!

    p.s. i posted in plants first, should i also post in technical, or setup? im terrible at deciding where would be best.
    fish are aliens

  2. Default

    0 Not allowed!
    Either a metal halide or hid fixture will work and use std house current.

  3. #3


    0 Not allowed!
    You could also look into a T5HO fixture as well.

    A four bulb fixture might do the trick for a 36 inch tall tank. On a 90 gallon 24 inch tall tank, a 4 bulb T5HO fixture will give you very high so it might be around mid - light levels at 36 inches deep
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    shopping online it can get tough to tell if the fixture plus in or has to be wired in..i actuall have a 48" flourescent housing, im just loth to wire into these old walls. thanks for answering my question about it being common to have a standard plug in!
    fish are aliens

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