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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-16-2013, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
koala
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I have a 40 gallon I'd like to turn into a planted tank... lighting?

Hi! First post here. I saw this website and figured it could be really useful for setting up my tank.

I have an old bowfront 40g I really want to turn into a planted tank.

I have a t8 fixture(i think? The old bulbs in there are about between the size of a quarter and a nickel), and I would like to go for medium lighting.

Heres my fixture: Click image for larger version

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Each bulb is about 18 inches. http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...fm?pcatid=4489 I was thinking about getting two of these. Would this work? How many watts per gallon would that be, do you think?
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