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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-05-2003, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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:shock: what the hell have i gotten myself into.... i just bought a new tank after having been out of the aquarium loop for a few years.

i need help understanding how i can upgrade the lighting (and hood?) that came with the tank so i can grow some plants!!!

some sites have light's on-sale but they don't look like they will fit in the hood that came with the tank. what can i do :?: thanks...
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I went to HD and got 7 screw in compact fluorescents and the fixtures for them. had plenty of wire already so I wired them up and have 3.5w per gallon. HD here carries a 19w 6500 daylight bulb that is great. I have watersprite and macaya(?) that are floating on the top. Cabomba will take over if I let it. In all I have about 75.00 in the canopy including lights. Here's a link to my hood (hope it works)!!

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Thanks for the tip and picture.
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