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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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IM planning a 2.5 gallon tank substrate will be flourite and play sand.
should i use a 50w computer lamp or a 20 w?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 09:02 PM
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I've got a 27w desklamp on mine and everything is growing great. 50 sounds like way overkill, unless it's a foot above the tank.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-09-2007, 01:32 AM
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I'd start with the 20 and go up from there. Btw, what's a computer lamp? A small desk lamp? It'll have a 6500K+ bulb in it, right? If so, that'll be fine. Be sure to show it off in the Photo Album forum when you get it set up!

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