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> JBJ makes a nice light and it has an open top plastic rail set up that is
> quite nice(Azoo has a similar elevated plastic clips for their CP FL's hood
> set ups) if you dislike glass hoods etc. They are quite cheap compared to
> the other Companies mentioned and come in a 55 watt for the 29 gallon tank
> or you can add 2x55 in the 29 and have them off set somewhat to spread the
> light over an even area better.
Ivo posted a url for JBJ the other day and I checked it out.They seem to be a
bit more expensive than the units that CSL, Perfecto, or Oceanic make. Had a
hard time trying to price Azoo's products, what with the catalog not being in
> Look to what you first said at the start.,...go first class and get good
> lighting from the start. This cost the most of any item folks will spend on
> the tank for plants usually.
I meant that advice for anyone _starting up_. (I botched it from the get-go.
I already spent my allowance on inadequate fixtures.) But you're absolutely
right, and I wish I'd known this from the start.
> A light weight easy to remove nice box is not a hard item to make. Adding
> the guts after is a snap also.
I've considering using the guts of my existing striplights and making a
decent fixture with a better reflector. For example, if I used the 4 20 watts
placed out evenly over the tank, with better reflector(s), would that be
significantly better? Or would I be better off substituting a 55 w PCF for
one of the double strips giving me 55 w and 2 20 NO, for example, on the 29.
I really have no way of knowing how much lighting I am losing with these
lousy strip *reflectors*. The only way to know is to try it, possibly waste
more money trying to save $.