Thanks for your replies guys! I have been to AH supply, but all their equip. is still for the PC bulbs. I'm thinking of keeping my VHO setup, so will the reflector fit these larger bulbs? Also, since we're at it, how much light IYO should I have over my 29 with DIY co2? I'm planning to run 1 75W VHO and 1 20W NO off of the same ballast. So basically I'll be getting around 3WPG. Its an ARO VHO ballast I got a year ago, and it seems to be a pretty sturdy thing for how cheap they go for (raw of course).
I'll try to start construction asap, so I can get all those precious coats to dry on time
, and I will use an acrylic top, since I actually discovered one of my ghost shrimp on the floor today
. In terms of coating with Polycrylic, I have an All Glass oak stand which is not finished to the "shine" shall we say. What do I do....can't make up my mind because if the canopy will be nice and glossy, it won't exactly match its base
, but coating the base with the tank on top might be risky/messy... Opinions are welcome !
Off topic a bit, but this issue I feel still receives quite a bit of debate: What is the better, more logical choice for a PT, PC or VHO? I know VHO bulbs start loosing their intensity after about a year, but 20 bucks every year or every other year on light should be expected IMO. They are more readily available and provide greater flexibility (run any t12 under 48"). Thanks to all