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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1230

> Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 21:20:53 -0700
> From: "William Lynn" <wlynn at telus_net>
> Subject: A couple of questions  ...MH vs Flourescents
> 2) I am resetting my 60"H by 20"H by 18"W tank up again....( a bit
> slow...moved 07/01) pondering light sources..
> At the moment I have 5ft long hood that sits about 8" off the tank
> by side supports.
> It holds 6, 48" full specturm 40W flourescents, staggered. I
> generally replace the tubes every 6 months.
> I am curious about the economics of running a MH setup over this
> tank. One I noticed is that a 5' tank is a odd size for lighting.

Have you considered using F40T8 lamps?  They are 5' long, and you
wouldn't have to replace them but every 3 years or so.

Best regards,