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Re: [APD] Lighting for new tank

Jerry Baker wrote:
> hhatch at sprynet_com wrote:
>> I am setting up a 50 gallon plant tank with pressurized co2. The tank
>> dimensions are 36x18x18. I want to run about 2 WPG. I was looking at a 3
>> bulb T8 fixture  Is the output of three  25 watt T8 bulbs equivalent to
>> three 30 watt T 10 bulbs ? Also should I consider a single 96 watt PC as an
>> alternative ? 
> The 96-watt PC from AHSupply will be better in my opinion. The T8 
> fixtures will be longer than your tank to accommodate the bulbs which 
> are exactly the same length as the tank. This may make fitting them 
> difficult. The PC reflector is so good at reflecting light that it will 
> add a lot in terms of light over the T8 setup also.
If I am not mistaken 36" T8 bulbs are actually just over 35" long to 
account for the end caps.  I know that 4' T8 bulbs are about 47.25" long.

But the AH Supply 96 watt kit would be your best choice.  The reflector 
makes all the difference in the world.

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