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post #34 of (permalink) Old 08-26-2010, 12:41 AM
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Hi, I'm new to the forums and read this entire thread and the links that were available. A few of the links posted are not working, btw =[

So, I just started a 29g tall tank, meaning 18" high. My tank came with a 20W 18,000K, I know too high =[ and I'm looking for a budget solution for lighting for plants. According to research on my plants, I need med-high lights.
I'm thinking of making a hood out of wood from home depot, then buying reflectors and using 4 spiral 27W 6500K bulbs. Is this right? According to the article by Erik Olsen, I need about 93W of lighting.

In case I'm wrong, the plants I want in there are echinodorus amazonicus, argentinensis, cordifolicus, and tellenus. Thanks.
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