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New Hood- what lights should I use?


>Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 19:50:03 -0800 (PST)
>From: Ryan Ingram <rwingram at ucdavis_edu>
>X-Sender: ingram at dogbert_ucdavis.edu
>To: Aquatic Plants Digest <Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com>
>Subject: New Hood- what lights should I use?
>Hi all,
>I just finished making a custom wooden canopy for my 35-40 gal
>tank(36X13X18 roughly). It is to contain 3 or 4- 36" T-12 fluorescen
>tubes(I haven't bought the fixture yet). Does anyone have recommendations
>for the brand/type of light to get? I have heard good things about the
>Tri-Lux and similar lights, but would like to get some that not only will
>provide sufficient spectrum for plants(lots of red and blue I understand)
>but be pleasing to look at since I also have fish in the tank. Any help
>would be appreciated.
>Ryan Ingram
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