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Old 08-11-2004, 02:58 PM   #1
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New Lighting

I am looking at getting a PC lighting system for my 10 gallon tank. I am looking at these. http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...133&in_merch=1 What size should I get? (I am thinking the 20") My tank is 20"Lx10"Wx12"H (Don't think height matters much.) Also, should I get single fixture or double?

Off topic a bit...

Will this help get rid of the brown algae that is growing in my tank?

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Old 08-11-2004, 05:09 PM   #2
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i've found increased lighting in a freshwater tank seems to put a damper on brown diatom algae.
doesn't seem to be the case with my new reef tank though.

those fixtures seemed awesome at first...like half the price of any others out there.
then people I know ordered them, and they arrived in non-working condition, and seem pretty cheaply made. One person returned theirs for a refund, rather than an exchange.

The other issue is that the various fixtures aren't using standard PC bulbs. I've never seen 40watt PC's until they started to sell these fixtures. replacement bulbs could be a huge issue.

Former advisor and planted tank geek...life's moved on though.
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Old 08-11-2004, 05:27 PM   #3
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I know nothing about the quality of the fixtures, but the 20" uses a 36 watt straight pin, which can be purchased from them also. http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...133&in_merch=1

I will think about what you said though!

PS: Does anyone have any recommendations for CF lighting that will fit my tank?
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