Lighting my 40... - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-22-2007, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PureSnowChic25's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: May 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 52
Question Lighting my 40...

I currently have two 26w curly compact fluorescent bulbs on my tank... after reading AHSupply, it appears that I should invest in;


The 1x96 Bright Kit

The 96watt 6700K Compact Fluorescent Bulb


Can anyone tell me what WPG this would give me? Or LSI?

I want a medium light tank... is that 2-2.5 WPG?
PureSnowChic25 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-22-2007, 03:17 AM
►◊ ◊◄
 
conduct's Avatar
 
PTrader: (24/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Iowa
Posts: 965
Send a message via MSN to conduct Send a message via Yahoo to conduct
Quote:
Originally Posted by PureSnowChic25 View Post
The 1x96 Bright Kit

The 96watt 6700K Compact Fluorescent Bulb


Can anyone tell me what WPG this would give me? Or LSI?

I want a medium light tank... is that 2-2.5 WPG?
Yes that will give you 2.4 WPG but after gravel and other things added to the tank it might be in the 2.6 range.
conduct is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-22-2007, 06:33 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PureSnowChic25's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: May 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 52
But that's a good mid range? 2.6 WPG will grow most common plants, right?
PureSnowChic25 is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-22-2007, 12:27 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Rex Grigg's Avatar
 
PTrader: (65/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Portland Orygun
Posts: 9,600
Correct.

But as per your other thread you need to get your nutrients inline.

If you have not done so then take a few minutes and read my Guide.
Rex Grigg is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome