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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: East Lansing, MI
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20gal long lighting (DIY related)

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I've just started getting heavily into planted tanks and have decided to go out, however my cheapness is causing some restrictions.

I've been doing some research, and I think I understand the basics of plant growth and maintenance enough to begin my planted adventure with my 20 long guppy/cory tank. So my question is, would 2-4 23 watt CFL lights (5000k or 6500k) be enough for medium light? I'm not looking for some insane light, just a moderate level.

Also, if someone could provide me with a DIY link to do this SAFELY it would be greatly appreciated. I can search, just tell me to get off my butt and do it.

:P thanks in advance.
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