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Re: settiing up optimum 10 gallon
> Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 12:34:10 +0800
> From: "J. Hammond" <geohammo at iinet_net.au>
> While my larger tank is goign through a greenwater phase (im waiting for it
> to clear itself.. the algae will crash at some stage) I have got bored and
> got myself a little 10 gallon tank. At the moment it is setup with 1
> aquaclear mini, DIY C02, 1x 15W warm white, 1X 15W Grolux tube.
> I want to have really spectacular plant growth in this tank sometime in the
> future and was wandering is it worth getting 3 or 4x 20W compact
> flourescents (5000K) and installing them instead of the current light setup
> ? I think this would be the biggest single influencing factor on this tank.
If you can find 36W compact fluorescent lamps, they are about 16.5
inches long and work perfectly on a 10 gallon. I think AHSupply.com
sells them here in the USA. I don't know what is available in your
country (Oz?). Maybe some kind of linear T5HO lamps about 500 cm long?
"I have seen the future and it is just like the present, only longer."