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Re: [APD] which lighting setup and hieght you recommend for me
At 07:22 AM 6/1/2005 -0700, you wrote:
>My last tank had a 20 inch water depth, and planting and cleaning it
>was a major effort. I'm about 5 foot 10 inches tall -about average -
>and reaching the bottom was very difficult. My tank had a glass strip
>across the top, for about a quarter of the tanks length, which made
>planting and pruning the center of the tank especially frustrating. I
>just can't imagine working with a 24 inch water depth. As far as
>lights go, you just can't beat the availability and cost of a variety
>of four foot long T12 bulbs, and, to a lesser extent, T8 bulbs.
You can sure beat the light output though. have 6 20's on
a rack long ways (that is you look down the end). I've packed as many
T12's as I can in there - 8 and there's no room for any more. The
bulbs are on chains and are usually 1/2" from the top of the tank.
I can't grow broad leaf crypts (blassii, grabowski) worth a damn in
there, they want more light. In my wifes tank, a 25 long with 80CF
these plants do extremeley well.
I'm replacing all T12 with CF this summer.
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