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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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Help with 75gal tank lighting

I have a 75gal planted tank that I would like to plant with only low, and medium light plants. I want to have a medium light tank. Ill be injecting co2 into the water. Here is my question.


Is the aquaticlife 2x54w fixture good for a medium light tank?

Is the aquaticlife a decent fixture?

Thanks so much.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone out there?
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You'll want lighting tubes that are atleast 7000k. I'm using 2 T8 6500k for my low tech 75 gal. So I think, as long as your tubes are atleast 7000k, you're good.

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Thanks! Well I ordered two 6700k bulbs a few days ago. Will these bulbs work? Ill get new bulbs if I need to. Thanks a lot.
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i have 2x54 watt t5 ho and i also have 75 and was advised i am medium to medium high light
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I had the same light on my 75. And yes there was very little growth but no algae at all. Had amazon swords, anubias, java fern, java moss, and Ludwigia repens.
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What if I did this.....what if I had two of these aquaticlife fixtures on my tank. I ran on for 4 hours, then the second one with all 4 bulbs running as a mid-day burst for a few hours, then later just had the last two lights running. How will this help with growth? Ill be injecting co2.
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What if I did this.....what if I had two of these aquaticlife fixtures on my tank. I ran on for 4 hours, then the second one with all 4 bulbs running as a mid-day burst for a few hours, then later just had the last two lights running. How will this help with growth? Ill be injecting co2.
As long as your injecting co2 then I would say your fine and probably be able to grow anything.
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This is from a thread in this forum. The Aquaticlife fixture is a decent fixture.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the help. I had an odyssey fixture that turned out to be junk. So I'm hoping the aquaticlife will be much better and last longer.
I was even thinking about getting the 54w kits from a.h. supply. But I would need to build an enclosure and I don't know how build one for a 75 gallon.
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This is exactly what I do (I have 2 of the 2x54 watt Hagen Glo fixtures though) and it is enough light to grow BBA if you want. When all 4 bulbs are on it is bright! I now have my lights hung about 10" above the top of my standard 75 gallon. You could probably get away with just one fixture.

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What if I did this.....what if I had two of these aquaticlife fixtures on my tank. I ran on for 4 hours, then the second one with all 4 bulbs running as a mid-day burst for a few hours, then later just had the last two lights running. How will this help with growth? Ill be injecting co2.
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