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re: light ideas please
>After reapeated requests my wife is getting her 60 gallon Hex tank for
>Xmas. I have already started working on the custom oak stand but am
>a little puzzled on how to properly light it. The width of the tank is only
>27 inches between long points and the longes bulbs I can see fitting in
>a hood would be a single 24", two 18" or about four 12" . Any any of these
>combinations I cannot see getting enough total wattage to handle some
>plants. The standard hood for this tanks only take a single 20 watt bulb
>again way to little.
>Has any one set up a 60 gallon hex tank for plants? And what did you use
>for lighting.? Suggestions please.
This is the perfect application for the new CF bulbs. A single 175 MH
pendant could be used too, as long as you were willing to also use a steady
supply of CO2, and other nutrients.
Aquatic Gardeners Association