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<< On Fri, 28 Jan 2000, Hanna Weiss wrote:
> i was wondering what you all use for lighting and if 1 24 inch 20 watt
> bulb, and 1 18 inch 15 watt bulb is ok for a 36" L, 24"H and 12"W. Many
Hiya.. I have the same tank as yours with two 30 watt regular flourescents
(T12) on it. I would be able to grow low light and med. light plants, but
not high light. This is mainly cuz of the depth of hte tank being 24inches.
Someone mentioned adding CO2. I heard that CO2 is more efficent with higher
lighting, but it will help. You dont necessarily NEED co2 though.
Lighting on fish tanks can cost an arm and a leg.. esp with deeper tanks.
But deeper tanks are more recommended for plants.
I dont have plants in my 45 , but I am going to be getting them in my 120
gallon, which is also two feet deep. Im looking at compact flourescents for
it. These types of light are more efficient than regualr flourescents but use
less wattage. But of course, they are also more expensive.
For a good lighting system, you could be looking at alotta cash spending!!