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I am in the planning stages of a low tech 40g breeder. I am planning on doing shrimp and dont want to use ferts or co2. I am planning on using aquasoil for nutrients and a dual 20w t8 light fixture about two inches off the top of the tank for better light spread. Anyone with experience with low tech setups to educate me as to if this seems doable?
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I am in the planning stages of a low tech 40g breeder. I am planning on doing shrimp and dont want to use ferts or co2. I am planning on using aquasoil for nutrients and a dual 20w t8 light fixture about two inches off the top of the tank for better light spread. Anyone with experience with low tech setups to educate me as to if this seems doable?
Hello mep...

If you're using standard florescent bulbs, go with a T12 bulb instead of the T8. The 12 will give you a few more watts and distribute the light over a bit wider area than the 8. Since you have a wider tank, the 12 would be the better of the two. I get mine at the local hardware store for a few dollars a piece. GE has a good light.

Just one reporter's opinion, though.

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