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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V6 #269

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I have the Wonderlite listed there. Its efficiency is
quite low, approaching a standard halogen light. But I
think it's worth checking anyway; it could be a 
relatively inexpensive and easy to use solution for 
certain kinds of setups. Sounds like you plan to build 
a show tank of sorts; in that case I personally wouldn't 
use it as  the main light source.

- Ivo Busko
  Baltimore, MD

  "Buy a fish, Save a tree !"
  Project Piaba: http://www.angelfire.com/pq/piaba/

> From: "Chad Sutton" <chadsutton at tampabay_rr.com>
> Subject: I will rebuild again - lighting research
> Well I have had to move due to the job market and had to sell a thriving 75
> gallon planted tank.  It had lots of rainbows and it was a really tough
> thing to do.  Anyway now living in an apartment in Florida I am planning on
> 'the comeback' once my wife and I can get a house purchased next year.  I
> have to admit I love all the planning, it doesn't cost a dime and I'm kind
> of a techy type and try to make most of my own equipment.  Now to the
> specific question,
> Going through old posts on the Krib I found references to the Wonderlite.
> Being some of the posts were from the mid 90's I figured it was a thing that
> popped up then disappeared.  But giving it a chance I did a quick search and
> found:
> http://www.charleysgreenhouse.com/catalog/index.cfm?page=_ProductDetails&Pro
> ductId=5218
> It sounds like the same thing talked about on the Krib.  Does anybody know
> anything about this device?  What are the opinions on how it stacks up with
> today's lighting options?  I had been considering going the MH route along
> with some CF for the new tank and this seems to offer similar output for
> less cost.  This web site also had a good selection of MH lighting for
> plants as well.
> Chad Sutton
> chadsutton at tampabay_rr.com