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[APD] Re: Is the W/G figure valid for a 10 gallon tank?
Many thanks to Bill Wichers, Rex Grigg, Craig Morrison, and S. Hieber for
the great input on my query last week! Hope I didn't leave anyone out. :-)
What a great List!
> Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2004 19:57:43 -0400
> From: Robert Zink <bonsai at hrcreditunion_net>
> Subject: [APD] Is the W/G figure valid for a 10 gallon tank?
> To: APD List <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> Greetings List Members,
> I'm planning to do a DIY light fixture for a 10 gallon tank.
> Presently, I'm leaning toward T8 fluorescents. I believe the ones that are
> the proper length are 15 watts (F15T8 ?). Any comments pro or con about
> choosing these bulbs would be appreciated!
> Now, if one uses the 2 W/G figure as the threshold between low light and
> high light, one T8 would certainly qualify as low light, and that's what the
> standard off-the-shelf fluorescent hoods have.
> However, it doesn't really seem like two of these bulbs (total of 30W) would
> be bright enough.
> Is the W/G figure valid for a 10 gallon tank?
> Anyone had any luck overdriving a single one of these bulbs?
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