This is my first post on this forum! I have read through some of the posts on lighting and I must say my knowledge on the subject is nill. So I have decided to ask the experts for help!
I have just purchased a 65 Gallon tank (actually it followed me to my car one day:hehe
And I have spent alot of time building a nice stand and top for it. I have kept fish for a while with succes and have tried plants without success.
THese are the conditions if you will,
-freshwater setup, Angels mostly
-best lighting for lowest cost
-grow darned near any plant
the 36 x 18 inch top allows me enough width to run 4 tubes (I think)
What do you suggest for fixture? (I haven't had much luck finding 3' fixtures, only 2' and 4' fixtures.
If I find one cheap should I take out the cheap ballast and add my own?
What size bulbs should I get? Any brands better than others?
Basically I would like your opinion on what an experienced hobbyist would to in my shoes?
I hope this is not to simple of post? Some of the other post are far beyond me at this point