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- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: 90G lighting
- From: "David Thomas Gauthier" <gauthie9 at pilot_msu.edu>
- Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 11:11:29 -0400 (EDT)
- In-Reply-To: <199801132048.PAA13845 at acme_actwin.com> from "Aquatic Plants Digest" at Jan 13, 98 03:48:11 pm
I am doing a DIY hood for a 90 g (48X18X24), and have gone through the most
recent lighting documents on the Krib. I am planning on installing T8 48"
tubes (Staybright 850s), and am wondering whether to got with 4 or 6. From
what I read, I assume the former would give me around 2 w/gal, while the latter
would give me around 3 w/gal. Problem is, my price goes up quite a bit if I
need 6 tubes, as I would need two ballasts rather than 1. So, if 4 would be
adequate, that would be preferable. Vegetation will be primarily SE Asian
(Crypts, Anubias, Java). Has anyone had success with 4 tubes over this size
tank, or should I go ahead and buy the extra ballast? Thanks.
gauthie9 at pilot_msu.edu