T8 spacing - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-11-2003, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 27
I am building a new DIY light box. I plan to use 4 T8 32 watt bulbs for a 75 gal. What would the optimal distance between bulbs be? I cannot afford a polished reflector so it will be painted white, possibly using some mirror tile on top.

Suggestions are greatly appreciated.

John R Fox
JF is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-11-2003, 07:59 PM
Planted Tank Guru
m.lemay's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Naugatuck, CT.
Posts: 2,647
Space them about 3"-31/2" apart for 4 bulbs.


75 gal heavily planted,50/50 Black beauty,Eco-complete substrate, Pressurised CO2 with solenoid, ph controller, AB Reactor 1000, 330 watts 9325K GE PC lighting,Ehiem Liquidoser, 2-Filstar xp3 canisters.
m.lemay is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-11-2003, 09:44 PM
Wannabe Guru
jart's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: NS Canada
Posts: 1,394
i asked this question before and gulf coast aquarian offered his opinion.

jart is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spacing Cryptocorene Wendtii BonesCJ General Planted Tank Discussion 2 07-03-2003 01:12 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome