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Old 04-08-2004, 10:34 PM   #1
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I am finally getting going on setting up my Minibow as a low/med light planted tank. I was planning on retrofitting an AH supply 13 watt kit into the existing hood. I figured this would meet my lighting goals for low/med plants. However, I realized the 13 watt bulb is 8 inches long, while the hood is 16 inches long. I would center the bulb but would it give me good enough light coverage for the tank? I would use a reflector with the bulb but I am concerned the ends of the tank might appear dim.
Any thoughts on this?
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Old 04-09-2004, 03:06 AM   #2
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Anyone?
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Old 04-09-2004, 05:11 AM   #3
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I think it will be fine. There will only be 4 inches on either side that is not covered.
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Thanks. I will install it and see. If I am not satisfied I will figure something out.
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