CFL Lighting for 29 Gallon Tank - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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CFL Lighting for 29 Gallon Tank

Hello. I am starting my first planted tank. It will be dirted. I want to have moderate lighting. High lighting is ideal though. I want to build this, It will be 100 watts which using watts per gallon avarges out to 3 watts per gallon, which barley high lighting. I cannot spend much, so that grow light good for my tank?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 10:01 PM
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13 watts of CFL lighting is the same as 60 watts incandescent, if your going to use CFL lights for a 29 gallon all you really need is two 13w daylight 6500k bubls, my thread right below yours has the lights/info you need. Look more for PAR then watts/gallon
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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I will be using 5000K (cannot find 6500K) that are 23 watts. 2 of those would be enough but if I have the chance I want to use extra. These are the exact light bulbs I will be using I also have a LED strip that I will try to connect to it from the fixture that it came with. That fixture is though only 20 watt t-8 strip.
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