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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-19-2007, 07:06 PM
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I know this might not be the best plan and you may not have the room under there, but I cheated when I couldn't find 5 ft lamps for my canopy and I didn't know about retrofits then either, so I just screwed the 3-4 ft fixtures to the roof of the canopy. They came complete with fans so I didn't have to do a thing about rewiring.
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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-19-2007, 08:07 PM
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epic, do you really want/need that much light? Most plants will grow fine with ~3 wpg.

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post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-20-2007, 12:07 AM
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i got HQI on my 40 breeder too and its a 150w ADA with 2x24w CF it gives good light and not too much. I think 70w is kind of weak and you cant use ADA bulbs and strong PC with weak MH kind of beats the purpose of getting MH in the first place.
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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-20-2007, 01:41 AM
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You can grow enough algae to spill out and fill the room with that much light. I think you're going to have issues with so much light, but it could work.

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