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Old 08-21-2017, 10:30 PM   #1
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Lighting advice-75 gallon tank

Hello! I recently acquired a beautiful used 75 gallon tank. It's in great condition except the light fixture doesn't work. I need some advice on a replacement fixture and bulbs. It's actually not part of the hood. I'm planning on a tropical community with some lower maintenance live plants so I need a light that'll support this. Any suggestions on brand, type of light, where to buy, etc. is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 08-21-2017, 10:42 PM   #2
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If you are staying lo tech it's hard to go wrong with finnex
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:47 AM   #3
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Hello lex...

If your plan is to keep a low tech tank, then lighting from the local hardware store is efficient and won't break the bank. I keep larger tanks and use 48 inch, four bulb fixtures. Four 32 watt, T8 bulbs and the fixture is likely $50.00 and will provide enough light for low to medium light aquarium plants. The bulbs last well over a year before you need to replace them. I just hang the fixture from the ceiling just above the tank, so it's always out the way when I do any tank maintenance.

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+1 on a Finnex LED fixture. Super bright, LEDs last for years, low profile, low heat, low energy. I grow different varieties of anubias, crypts, and Java fern. Some of the anubias grew so large that they are practically growing out of the tank.
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