Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #285
> > using the four 48" fluorescents I had hanging above the tank, I'
> > about using all compact fluoresents inside the hood. I want to h
> > penetration of light to the bottom of the tank and the nice effe
> > comes with high intenity lighting. My aquarium is 20" deep. I do
> > go as far as MH lighting, I think that is over kill. I was plani
> > PowerCompact 6700K Ultra-Daylight bulbs, how many ?
> What is the wattage?
> > So, is this a good idea or not ?
> You won't get any more light into the tank than you would with the
> same wattage of NO florescents. The only advantage is that you
> can pack more in.
I'm not sure what is meant by this statement: CFs give out more
lumens per watt than NO flourescents, according to the charts I've seen,
so I would think that you _will_ get more light into the tank.