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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-11-2005, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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What are some of my options for upgrading the lighting on my 10gal tank. Ive been searching for a coralife fixture but cant find one for a 10 gal. Any ideas of what would work best and also what might be the cheapest way. Thanks
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What kind of lighting do you currently have? I've just upgraded mine to USA Current so I have a Compact Lighting that fits over the tank's top that put out 36Watt at 6700 Kelvin. PM me if you have additional questions. Regards, JC.
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It would depend on your tank setup on what type of lighting to upgrade to. I use two 15w NO fluorescent lighting on my 10-15gal and I have a 15gal with a 36w CF. 2w/gal in a 10gal you can go with or without CO2 and grow just about anything. I upgrade with a AH supply light kit that fit in my old fixtures. You can go with more light but you will need to use CO2 to balance the watts light/CO2.

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I just upgraded my 10 gal to an AH Supply 2x 13W bright kit. Before there were two 10W bulbs with selfmade mirror reflectors. The difference is noticable, some of the floating plants actually got burned from the new intense lights.


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