72 bow front starting planted tank, what lights? - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-15-2007, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
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72 bow front starting planted tank, what lights?

can someone send me a link to a website where I can buy a lighting fixture and bulbs for my 72 bow front. I would like to add many plants to it and want to make sure there will be enough light.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-15-2007, 05:14 AM
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LOL depends on how much you want to spend/what plants you want to grow. Will you have co2? Will you be dosing ferts? Or is it just setup and let it do its own thing? Either way, I would suggest 3-4 NO bubls... they're cheaper, more available, and you can get a ballast at a hardware shop and set them up yourself. Or get 2 Coralife E-Z Ballast kits for ~$50 each here .
If you need higher intensity bulbs (>40W) you need to go PC or VHO route. Once again DIY is much cheaper, but Coralife Aqualights are pretty good price too.
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