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Re: [APD] 55w PC over a 30 XH

I don't think it would be a problem on a 30H. I run a pair
of them on my 30H with added CO2. Without the CO2, a 55w PC
should work out okay.

If you should find that it is a bit much, which I doubt,
you can shorten the lights-on time an hour or two.


--- AZ Burns <aerburns at hotmail_com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> 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 some 
> floating water sprite. But then I started thinking...
> I have a 55 watt PC retrofited to a 24" striplight from a
> high tech setup of 
> 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 a 
> 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 the 
> 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?
> Thanks,
> AZ
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