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Old 10-23-2009, 06:08 AM   #1
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Well now, Im a PC.


I know this isnt exactly a low tech question, bet hey you guys are cool. Im going to start a nano planted tank and im also looking to get experience with PC's so whats a good cheap PC system, or build my own
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:04 PM   #2
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In a Planted Tank forum, wouldn't PC be taken to mean Power Compact (as in lighting) ?

If that's the case, for Nano sized tanks many of us just use Ott lights

http://www.ott-lite.com/

I'm using 2 of these over my ADA Mini-M (5.5 gal)

http://www.ott-lite.com/p-196-desk-l...mp-bundle.aspx

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Old 10-23-2009, 08:10 PM   #3
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wow, lot of posts, yes sorry i should have said power compact lighting, thought thats what you would all think first.
And as much as researching myself can help, we learn from asking.
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:12 PM   #4
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Oh and im going to be using it on a 2.5 and a 5 gallon. So yeah what are good cheap systems or DIY? Im really suprised many people thought about computers lol.
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:13 PM   #5
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hahaha, power compact is a lot different from what i listed!

well one thing i know about pc bulbs is that you inherently lose some of the power the bulb generates, has to do with the loop or something this is why i went with T5 HO or whatever it is.

i use spiral cfcs for nanos you can build your own hood that way and just buy a bulb at home depot for cheap.
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thread moved to Lighting section and posts cleaned up cause I keep it tidy like that yo.
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heres the thread i had and used for a blueprint when i did my hood

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/di...what-do-i.html
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