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Old 02-02-2013, 11:56 PM   #1
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What Lighting?


I have been searching and trying to figure out what lighting I would need for a 30g tall (36" x 12" x 18"). It's a low tech setup and if I can avoid doing a CO2 setup it would be appreciated. Gearing towards moderate/ medium light. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:23 AM   #2
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A Coralife or FishNeedIt 2 bulb T5HO will give you low to low medium light.
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this one?:

http://www.fishneedit.com/t5ho-24quo...quarium-l.html

thanks for the help!
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Yes^^ thats the one. Weak t5 HO lights tend to work well for low tech set ups. I was actually thinking about getting this exact tank this summer, and what I was going to do was get a finnex fugeray LED, and raise it up a few inches off the tank. My point is, that if you are willing to raise a fixture, you have a broader choice or fixtures and can raise/lower even more if needed.
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Yes^^ thats the one. Weak t5 HO lights tend to work well for low tech set ups. I was actually thinking about getting this exact tank this summer, and what I was going to do was get a finnex fugeray LED, and raise it up a few inches off the tank. My point is, that if you are willing to raise a fixture, you have a broader choice or fixtures and can raise/lower even more if needed.
If my landlord would allow drilled holes in their ceiling I wouldn't hesitate but alas, I'm still a renter and must bend to their will (at least, as far as their property goes). Thanks for the info, much appreciated!
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