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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-10-2005, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Newbe to the planted tank

I have a 135gal. 60x20x26. I like the open top look. I was wondering if flouresent lighting is ideal for this kind of setup or is it for the HQI/power compact. I was planing on a DIY flouresent setup with a 3w/gal lighting. I don't know if this is great or if there is a better way. I try to read as much as possible to setup a planted tank. Alot of great information out there and great pics. All ideas are welcomed. Thanks
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-10-2005, 08:03 PM
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Your tank length screams for either MH lights or a combo of AH Supply 55 and 96 watt kits.
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Hey Rex -Read alot of your post very informative stuff. Thats what I had figured it would turn out to be. Thanks alot. Great site. like what you have to share. Thanks again. Excited about a new adventure!
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I definately think that MH is the way to go, especially since you like the whole open top look. AHSupply florescents, while awesome (I use them myself, love them) are not exactly conducive to the whole open tank look as they require a canopy or some type of fixture.

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