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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 06:02 AM Thread Starter
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Ligthing question for a 8 gallon tank

Last saturday i came home with a new 8 gallon tank. I bought a lamp as well, its a Jebo 9w 6500k lamp. Im guessing that a 9w lamp isnt enough for a 8 gallon tank. If i add another lamp, would it be enough or do i need more watt? I dont know yet what kind of lamps im going to end up with, but in the LFS they had same setups like the tank i bought and they used only 1 lamp and their tanks were looking real good.
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Depends on what you want to grow
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maybe in the store tanks they rotate the plants.

They do that at my LFS, every few weeks they'd rotate the plants with others from the stock that they had for sale, kind of a display to show what can be done w/ the stuff they sell
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Maybe your right.

Id like to have HC. Thats all i know for now. I havent decided yet on the rest. Do i need more light for HC?
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im assuming this is a bowfront tank?
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What are the dimensions of the tank? Have you considered something like a 27 watt desk lamp?
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Sticky, its not a bowfront tank.

waterfaller1, The dimensions are 40x26x30 cm. I like the jebo lamp a lot better. Makes it look like a nice set up.
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