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Re: [APD] another lighting question

Would that I could afford such illuminated luxury, but unfortunately a 4x96w
setup is far, far out of my budget.  I'm asking more what can I get away
with, than what would be best to have.  Is 220 watts of AHsupply compact
fluorescent in two 2x55 strips going to tide me over, or is that just simply
not enough?  I don't need explosive plant growth, but I would like to see
something.  This is going to be a fairly low-tech setup, with maybe some
token yeast CO2 injection, and light fertilization.


On 4/18/06, S. Hieber <shieber at yahoo_com> wrote:
> 4 96w bulbs over a 140 wouldn't be crazy. A highlight tank, and higher
> maintenance and you'd want to add CO2, but certainly doable. You could
> always run  one pair for fewer hours if you wanted to tone things down a
> bit.
> Have plants, have fun,
> sh
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> From: Vaughn Hopkins <hoppycalif at yahoo_com>
> To: aquatic plants digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2006 11:35:42 AM
> Subject: Re: [APD] another lighting question
> I would be looking at a way to fit three 96 watt strips onto the top of
> that tank if I were trying this.  I don't think two 96 watts or four 55
> watts would satisfy you, especially if you decide you want a nice low
> growing carpet of plants, or want really good colors in the red plants.
>   With the three 96 watt lights you can always leave one turned off if
> you later decide it is too much.  Just my opinion, of course.
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