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12-10-2003 10:22 AM
Nordic That 96watt tube will put you in the same category as Amano tanks, i.e. there shouldn't realy be any plants (high light varieties) that you can't grow, and you will in all likelyhood need to add CO2.

There should be no straight forward watt:gallon ratio. As the total surface covered and the distance to the surface are the true criteria that will affect you.

Do you know what Lumens level those bulbs deliver...?
I think you will need about 3000 lumens for near optimal growth (energy).

I'm realy new to this hobby (planted part) so much of my research is only in theory. But based on scientificaly measurable criteria. I stand open and ready for correction... This is just my way of learning
12-10-2003 08:00 AM
bingojimbo Thanks for the replies! Yeah Im going to use DIY CO2 for it. I know..5W/gallon sounds like a high maintenance tank.. Now I'm considering the 36" 96W fixture. I hope that it fits (w/ the mounting legs) with my tank (36L x 10W x 16D). My concern now is that, would I be able to grow foreground plants like glosso and hairgrass or any other bright light plants?

Also, Does anyone know how strong the wattage is per gallon for it to be considered very bright? is 3.5W/gallon considered bright?

Thanks again,
Rafael
12-10-2003 05:56 AM
Nordic From what I understand you should be aiming for 100Watt on that tank.
12-09-2003 11:54 PM
Scorpion
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Originally Posted by bingojimbo
I have a 26 gallon long acrylic tank (36L x 10W x 16D). I'm considering purchasing the Coralife aqualights but not sure which one. I noticed that they sell the 36'' 1x96watt single strip lights. That would put it edge to edge with my aquarium. If I were to purchase the mounting legs, would that fit on top of my aquarium? Otherwise, I'd have to purchase the 24" 2x65W.

One other thing. Would that be too much light? total of 130W over a 26 gallon long tank.

THanks.
Rafael
That is 5 wpg! Hope you like algae. I would look for something with a lot less watts.
12-09-2003 11:08 PM
George Willms Are you going to be using co2 Rafael?
12-09-2003 10:51 PM
bingojimbo I have a 26 gallon long acrylic tank (36L x 10W x 16D). I'm considering purchasing the Coralife aqualights but not sure which one. I noticed that they sell the 36'' 1x96watt single strip lights. That would put it edge to edge with my aquarium. If I were to purchase the mounting legs, would that fit on top of my aquarium? Otherwise, I'd have to purchase the 24" 2x65W.

One other thing. Would that be too much light? total of 130W over a 26 gallon long tank.

THanks.
Rafael
12-09-2003 07:27 PM
aquatic-store.com aquamedic/ aqualine bushke also makes a streamlined light expensive though
12-06-2003 02:52 AM
TNO Thanks for all the responses!
12-05-2003 04:55 PM
George Willms I have the coralife fixtures on legs over 2 tanks and there is some spillage, but I don't think it's all that bad.
12-04-2003 08:30 PM
malkore I ABSOLUTELY love the guys at hellolights. They are a few bucks more expensive than AHSupply, but their service and shipping speed kick butt.
my first order came fast, but one bulb was shattered, despite the extreme amount of protective packaging they used (stupid FedEx handling). I called them, and they shipped a replacement bulb the same day and made FedEx picked the damaged bulb.
I ordered a coralife hood from them also, and it came quickly and undamaged.
12-04-2003 08:05 PM
Scorpion Ummm I don't know about this one. As Rex said, that thread sure stirred something...
12-04-2003 01:11 AM
E. Simpson I ordered something from hellolights just last week and it went well.Maybe I lucked out but figured I'd give my experience.Also You can get those aqualights with a plant bulb included on no ebay links allowedI got a 65w version for cheap.I think it was $48 if my memory is working today.It works perfectly for my needs on my 20g tank.




Pancake
12-04-2003 12:04 AM
Rex Grigg There is a thread here or on one other forum that I frequent that gives Hellolights a very bad rap. If you want a pre-built fixture check out the lights at www.aquabotanic.com They come with plant bulbs and are very nice lights. Very low profile.
12-03-2003 09:12 PM
fishyboy http://www.hellolights.com/comfluorsys.html
12-03-2003 02:19 PM
GulfCoastAquarian Could you post some links to pictures of the Aqualight? I'm not familiar with it.
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