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Re: [APD] 55w PC over a 30 XH
Just read my second questions and it is a bit confusing. It should read...
Will I be better off getting a 20 or 25 gallon and sticking to NO T12 or T8
>From: "AZ Burns" <aerburns at hotmail_com>
>Reply-To: aquatic plants digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
>To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
>Subject: [APD] 55w PC over a 30 XH
>Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2005 10:36:47 -0600
>I want to set up a new no-CO2 low light setup using Tom Barrs method and I
>have a 24" stand that really needs a tank. I was originally thinking of a
>20 or 25 gallon with some otocinclus, c. japonica, and I. werneri. Plants
>would be mostly crypts (sprialis and some shorter ones) and anubias and
>floating water sprite. But then I started thinking...
>I have a 55 watt PC retrofited to a 24" striplight from a high tech setup
>a few years ago (aka my old algae factory) . What if I got a 30 extra high
>(24x12x24) from AGA or Perfecto. I kind of like the look of the tank,
>especially since I have a small and narrow room with a vaulted ceiling, so
>tall narrow tank would be fitting.
>I have the feeling that 1.8 watts/gallon of compact fluorscent will be too
>much for a low tech setup like this, but it also is a deep tank so maybe
>PC would be appropriate. I'd like to get an opinion here, please.
>Will this be just too much light? Will I be better off getting a 20 or 25
>watt and sticking to NO T12 or T8 bulbs?
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