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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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diy 55 gallon setup

no this is not about building a 55 gallon tank. its about finding out the best DIY parts for a 55 gallon tank. i have a plan for the stand, and will get a tank soon, hopefully. But i need to start planing for every thing else. I want to build a hood with lights, the filter, not sure if i want CO2.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 02:07 AM
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For lighting on the cheap, you could buy some t-8 shoplights and use 5000 or 6500k bulbs. All of which are available at Lowes. I used these and eventually got higher output ballasts. TCP from businesslights.com You could always use the parts from these in your own homebuilt hood.
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