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Old 05-19-2005, 08:34 AM   #1
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What would ya'll consider to be high light for a 37 gallon. I currently have 120watts over my tank giving me 3.24 wpg. I would like to have high enough light to make red plants really red. I was thinking of yanking the light out of my light fixtures and adding another ah supply kit with a 55 watt 9325kGE into a canopy. I just bought a pressurized co2 system and the lighting will be the next upgrade followed by a canister filter with all the goodies.
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Old 05-19-2005, 12:52 PM   #2
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You are pretty close to high light now. It's not just the light that makes red plants red.
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Old 05-19-2005, 04:38 PM   #3
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Light is a good thing, but many plants won't turn very red unless you have low nitrates, and are keeping iron levels up. It varies a lot from species to species, but those are the two general 'red plant pointers'.
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Old 05-21-2005, 01:02 PM   #4
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Alright, I just ordered a ah supply fixture and a 55watt 9325K bulb. This will give me 4.33 wpg. That should help..... ya think???
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Old 05-25-2005, 08:49 PM   #5
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Man, installation was a snap! Very easily done, well except for driving screws without a drill through the reflector and plastic light fixture. The wiring on my fixture could be cleaned up, but I want to save the extra length on the cords for when it gets moved into a canopy or hanging fixture.
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Oh and I didn't install a switch, does that mean when it's plugged it's on?
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Old 05-26-2005, 06:52 AM   #7
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Yeah, plug and play, or pull it out and off. Someday I'll put a switch on mine. Then again, my timer has a switch, so why bother. FWIW, I keep a GFI (ground fault circuit) on all the AC inputs near any tank I have. Just to be safe. bob
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My bulb should arrive today can't wait to seeee it.
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Old 05-26-2005, 10:10 PM   #9
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Man they weren't kidding wehen they said bright kit. I still might use the extra 40 watts eventually but put them of a separate timer to come on for 4-6 hours a day.
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