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Old 11-14-2003, 05:29 PM   #1
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I currently have a 6g planted tank with an Incascedent fixture that I'm getting rid of! My hood is too small to accomadate a small CF bulb, so I'm going to remove the hood and just put a piece of glass on top. But my question is, is 26w(26w=130w incascedent) of CF enough for the tank? Or should I use 2x26w CF?

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4.Rorippa aquatica?
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Old 11-14-2003, 05:44 PM   #2
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I think the one 26w bulb will provide good lighting for most plants. 4.3wpg is high, even taking into consideration that the rule bends for small tanks.
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Old 11-16-2003, 05:46 PM   #3
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I finished the setup today without any problems, except for an electrical shock(my fault! :x). The tank looks all lit up, I can't remember that 6g ever had that much light! Good signs though, hair algae is dying and all the plants are growing except for the Rorippa aquatica which is showing signs of iron deffecieny. I will add Fe later on, after my water change. Thanks for the advice though...
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Did you go with the 26 watts? I hope so, I have 20 watts over a 5 gallon and growing good glosso
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Yeh, I went with the 26w bulb
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