Re: Ligthing for 2ft deep tank

} From: KB Koh <KB_Koh at ccm_ipn.intel.com>
} Date: Mon, 08 Jan 96 09:43:00 PST
} Subject: Ligthing for 2ft deep tank
} Hi,
} I want to make sure I got it right and hope knowledgeable peoples
} on this list would help. I'm doing preparation for the 2ft deep
} 120gal tank I'll be getting in the next few months. I was reading

I am using 8 four ft long FL over my 180gal which is 2'x2'x6'. Although
this is enough for most of the plants that I have, I wish now that I
had spent the extra $$ for the MH lighting. The plants that grow on the
bottom (like the small swords and A. nana) have never done really well.
In addition, the 8 two bulb fixtures are REALLY heavy. If the tank is
6 foot long it is hard to light the ends so you will need to put the
lower light plants at each end (I have a large Java fern at one end).


Ted Fidder
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