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Old 08-03-2005, 09:06 PM   #11
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Since a high quality fixture is at least a few months away before I can afford it I went to Wally World in search of an inexpensive alternative since I have great doubt about my two 15 watt 18 inch fluorescents keeping even lr alive.

I bought CF that they are calling sunlight bulbs. 30 watt/supposedly 135 watt equivilant, 6500k each. Light and small shop fixture ran about 16 dollars each. Only thing is I have to use egg crating/light diffusers for on top of tank and had to shim up the fixtures a bit to keep the CF from making contact with the tank lid. Four of these will make for quite a bright aquarium. At least these have made me feel more comfortable placing live rock in the tank. Most of the lr at my lfs already has Coraline growing on it so it would be nice if I could keep it alive until I buy my real fixture
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