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Re: question on Chroma 50 and how much light?

Tom wrote:

> BTW, never buy a 36 inch long tank if you can get a 48, the cost of bulbs
> doubles at least.

Agreed.  I made a hood for a 24" long tank a while ago.  It turns out
the cost of material and time spent is similar to that of building
a hood for a 48" long tank.

The exception is for metal halide lighting.  A 36" tank can be
lighted by a single metal halide lamp, while a 48" probably needs

Louis Lin