Lighting for 20 gallon tank?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Lighting


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-29-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
PhilipReece
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 7
Default

Lighting for 20 gallon tank?


Hello, I'm starting a new 20 gallon dirted planted tank, no CO2.
I was wondering what some are some good light fixtures I could use?

I had great help on my last tank from the forum, and I'm glad to be asking questions here
PhilipReece is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-29-2012, 11:44 PM   #2
ThatGuyWithTheFish
perugiae
 
ThatGuyWithTheFish's Avatar
 
PTrader: (23/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Boston
Posts: 2,345
Default

CFLs in clamp lights. Economical, good for low tech tanks or small ones.
__________________

"Boulders-Upon-Meadow"


My Golden Rule of planted tanks: WWTAD-
"What would Takashi Amano do?"


RAOK Club #69
ThatGuyWithTheFish is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 01:05 AM   #3
PhilipReece
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 7
Default

Thanks! Any places you would suggest to buy theses?
PhilipReece is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 01:36 AM   #4
cableguy69846
Planted Tank Guru
 
cableguy69846's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 4,986
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PhilipReece View Post
Thanks! Any places you would suggest to buy theses?
Home Depot. Look for the 6500K spiral flourescent bulbs. I know for a fact that GE makes them.

Sent from my phone via my job's wifi, most likely.
__________________
The Fraternity of Dirt #39
Just because its dirt doesn't make it low tech

Cable's Madness
Fish tanks are like cups of coffee, one is never enough.
"What the smeggin smeg's he smeggin' done now?!" - Lister
cableguy69846 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 12:34 AM   #5
PhilipReece
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 7
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cableguy69846 View Post
Home Depot. Look for the 6500K spiral flourescent bulbs. I know for a fact that GE makes them.

Sent from my phone via my job's wifi, most likely.

Thanks guys! I made a trip to the home depot and picked up 2 lamps, with 2 40 watt, 5000k CFL's.

Will that be adequite? Thanks!
PhilipReece is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
gallon, lighting, tank, twenty

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012