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Lighting - Power Compacts or not??
I am setting up a 25 gal tank with the Amazonian decor, Angle (which
I've had for years, a couple of Discus and something really small.
Unfortuatly I am very confused about lighting this tank. I will be
useing CO2 (at a small rate). Going by the scale of 4W per gallon, I
believe 100W will be sufficient lighting.
Power Compacts (110W, one 6500K bulb, one 7100K bulb) -
- $180 fixture w/ lights and $45 each year (bulb replacement)
Fluorescents (VHO, with 2 bulbs either 2x40W or 40W + 75W) -
- $150 ballast w/ endcaps, 4 bulbs per year = $75
Regular Fluorescents (4 x 20W)
- $50 2 ballasts, 8 bulbs per year = $150
*Note: Assuming fluorescent bulbs last 6 months and power compacts 12
By my thinking, the power compacts make the best overall deal!!
Anyone have experience with pc lighting?? Any help would greatly be