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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1567
In a message dated 1/27/02 2:27:15 AM Central Standard Time,
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:
> Subject: lighting advice for 29 gallon tank
> Hi. I'm setting up an aquarium for my girlfriend who has never kept fish
> or aquatic plants. It'll be a 29 gallon and I'm going to order the
> lighting from Aquarium Hobbyist Supply. My question is how much lighting
> do I need. I'll set up DIY CO2 and use some sort of fertilizer. Should
> one 55w be enough or will I be wishing I had gotten the 2 x 55w. It
> doesn't neccessarily need to produce explosive growth, but should be
> enough to grow most varieties of plants. Also, what site would you
> recommend that I order plants from? trueaquariumplants.com?
> azgardens.com? any others?
Have you considered two double bulb NO setups? Not that I have anything bad
to say about AH Supply, just a thought. CF is great, it seems that you are
somewhat stuck between a 2 or 4 watt per gallon setup, and you probably want
something in between. I think the 2x55 would be overkill myself, especially
if you are a beginner at all. I would go with the one and keep medium to low
light plants. Check out floridadriftwood.com and aquabotanic.com, both offer
plants and good advice and service.
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