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Old 04-01-2008, 10:39 PM   #1
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Upgrading lights

i need to upgrade my lightning ( trying to have some live plants that require low or medium light). Currently i have the regular hood/light that comes with my all glass aquarium (45g 24'' tall) which is 20w or less. So now, is there any way to upgrade it? what if i buy one of those Sun/Flora/Power Glo bulbs?


Can i use one of those in my current hood? if its not possible, what do you guys recommend? i want something not expensive)
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:47 PM   #2
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That may give you better quality of light, but won't really increase the amount of light you have. You'll need to buy a new light fixture. CF or T5 would be recommended.

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I'd go with T5s. They're sweet and very efficient. They also run quite cool.

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