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Re: 220 watts of light on a 120 gallon?
> Subject: 220 watts of light on a 120 gallon?
> Ok- heres one question. Would 220 watts of lighting (compact
> flourescents-the phazer 1V ) be sufficent? The tank is 48X24X24... Im
> worried about the height of the tank. Should I go with more watts?
> Any comments welcome.
I personally wouldn't at thought so, until I saw George Booth's tanks. His
larger tanks are 120 (or so, I don't remember exactly) and he was running
4 x 40w flourescent tubes. I was really suprised. So I'd now say yes, it
can work fine. I say 'can' because there are other factors which
influence things. Light spectrum, tube output, etc. But in general,
220 watts of compact flourescent should be good.
> Also- I am going to be utilizing DIY co2 for the tank as well. How do I
> know how many bubbles is good? I heard that you can buy bubble counters from
What do you mean by DIY co2? If you mean a yeast bottle, it won't help
in a 120g tank. Plus, with a yeast setup, you don't control the bubble