Re: Six foot aquarium and T-8 tubes
>From: RTalukdar at mail_utexas.edu (Roni Talukdar)
>Date: Wed, 21 Aug 1996 08:15:51 -0500
>Subject: Re: Lighting a 125
>>From what I've seen in the Grainger catalog, there are no lisitings
>>foot T8 bulbs and electronic ballasts for that size. I would like to
>>125 gallon tank which is 72 inches long, and prefer to use T8 bulbs
>>T12 because T8's are reputedly more efficient.
>>Does any one have any advice on what lighting to use?
>Ahhh, another person with a six foot tank... I'm using 4 T8s
>one 175 W MH in the middle for my tank. The easiest way to light the
>would have been 2 175 W MH + 2 32 T8s, but I didn't have the money for
>MHs. You could also stagger 8 T8s and get a comparable amount of
You could also try some "Triton Enhancers" (great reflectors) over your
T-8 tubes. They double the intensity. I use 8 - 36" "Triton" tubes on
my 150 gallon aquarium with "Enhancers" and the plants are fantastic!