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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 03:13 AM Thread Starter
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High Lighting for 38 Gallon Planted Aquarium

Hey guys,
I am looking for a new light for my 38 gallon aquarium. I would need a 36in light fixture. I currently have a fixture that contains 4 16w compact florescent bulbs. I want a fixture that gives my aquarium high light that can grow pretty much any aquatic plant. I also plan on getting a solenoid C02 system as well.
Please point me in the right direction.

Some lights that are possibilities:
Deep Blue SolarXtreme T5HO Light
Coralife Aqualight High Output Freshwater T5 Aquarium Lighting FixtureODYSSEA 36″ 156W (4x 39W) T5 HO Quad Deluxe Light Fixture
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 04:34 AM
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A 2 bulb Aquatic Life Freshwater light, http://www.petsolutions.com/C/Aquari...aign=shopzilla should work very well for high light on that tank. And, the price is reasonable too.

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do you think a quad t5 fixture would be over kill? Or can i still go with one?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-26-2013, 12:36 AM
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If a two bulb light is high light, a 4 bulb light has to be way too much light to live with. You could still use it, if you hang it high above the tank, or run only two bulbs at a time, or use fiberglass window screen over the light to act as a filter.

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