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CP for 90 gallon plant tank
- To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: CP for 90 gallon plant tank
- From: "Scott D. Goett" <sdgoett at att_net>
- Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2003 12:10:36 -0400
- Importance: Normal
- In-reply-to: <200304091032.h39AWSUr009648 at otter_actwin.com>
I am looking to light my 90 gallon tank with wooden canopy (48” wide). I am
pretty sure I am going to go with retrofit compact fluorescents. I am
hoping to fill the tank with a lot of freshwater plants and fish. I don’t
plan on getting into the heavy supplementing and CO2 stuff. There is also a
chance I may make the tank a brackish tank, but probably not salt. The
three major systems I am looking at are the JBJ retrofit dx-rdx 48” with 4
65watt bulbs (total 260watts), the AH Supplies retrofit 4 96 watt bulb
(total 384 watts) bright kit (“the beast”), or the Hellolights PC/CF 46.5” 4
96 watt bulbs retro kit (total 384 watts).
The JBJ comes with 7100K blue bulbs and 10,000K or 6500K bulbs depending on
whom you buy it from. The cheapest place I found was 239.99 without
The AH supplies costs 214.99 without shipping and bulbs. There bulbs are
32.99-36.99 each. So I can get any type of bulb I want with that.
The Hellolights is the most expensive at 365.99 and they let you chose any
combination of bulb you want.
So my questions are: Which system is the best and why? Is this too much
light for a 90 gallon? Should I go smaller? Which types of bulbs and what
combination do you recommend? If the back of the canopy is open, would that
much lighting need a cooling fan?