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CatoeSc 01-29-2013 02:14 AM

Recommendations Requested: Lighting for 40 Breeder
 
I need lighting for my aquarium, but don't know what to look for. It is planted and I have a borrowed light temporarily.

So far, I have blue hygros, bananas, red melon swords, and other moderate light plants. The tank is 36 Long x 18 Deep x 16 Tall.

I appreciate any recommendations.

Hoppy 01-29-2013 02:20 AM

Since this is the low tech forum, I assume you don't use CO2, and want to use low light. Is that true?

CatoeSc 01-29-2013 02:55 AM

Recommendations Requested: Lighting for 40 Breeder
 
I don't use CO2... I'm low tech enough to not know how or why to use it.

steven p 01-29-2013 03:59 AM

Shop light hung over the tank? Lots of light splash, but that's not always bad.otherwise, clamped on dome reflectors with spiral fluorescent bulbs.

mitchfish9 01-30-2013 04:08 AM

What's your budget like? More than likely you will have to hang lights because the 40b is only 16 inches tall.

CatoeSc 01-30-2013 04:15 AM

Recommendations Requested: Lighting for 40 Breeder
 
My budget is to keep it as inexpensive as possible without completely ruining the plants or aesthetics of the aquarium. I can't hang lights because its under a vaulted ceiling and it really wouldn't look right.

CatoeSc 01-30-2013 04:16 AM

Recommendations Requested: Lighting for 40 Breeder
 
I know that's not really helpful, I just don't know what to expect. My original thought was to keep it under $200, though.

mitchfish9 01-30-2013 04:35 AM

Maybe two corallife t5NO's space apart a little? Low tech 40b's can be tricky


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