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Old 11-27-2011, 10:28 PM   #1
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36 gallon light qusetion???

Hello, i have a 36 gallon tank and i want to start planting it. It currently just has the lights that came with it, which is a single 8,000k, 17 watt, T8, 24",full spectrum daylight bulb. For christmas i am going to get a new light and want to know what kind i should get.The light has to be on petcos website and let me plant a good variety of plants. Thanks
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:53 PM   #2
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Hello, i have a 36 gallon tank and i want to start planting it. It currently just has the lights that came with it, which is a single 8,000k, 17 watt, T8, 24",full spectrum daylight bulb. For christmas i am going to get a new light and want to know what kind i should get.The light has to be on petcos website and let me plant a good variety of plants. Thanks
First why does it have to be on their website? After looking at their site I would say get the zoo med t5 fixture.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:15 PM   #3
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Good light to start a planted tank?

hello, i wanted to know if this was a good to light start a planted tank. It is 36 gallons and i want to be able to plant a good variety of plants.
Coralife T5 High Output 6,700K Aquarium Lamp at PETCO
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:28 PM   #4
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First choose whether you want high lighted plants or low lighted plants.

The light you want is fit for high lighted plants. Just make sure its suitable for your hood. If you want a low lighted plants, use T8 lighting. T8 lighting the light used for most basic hoods.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:30 PM   #5
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thanks for the response. I have a 24" bulb and this also has one so i assume it will fit. Also, could i also put low light plants with high light?
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If you want that lamp, you'll need a t5 ho fixture. They will not fit into a t8 fixture. T8s are for low light and usually fit into a basic aquarium fluorescent light strip.


How large is your tank?
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:45 PM   #7
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Yes, you can put low-light plants with high-light bulbs.

If you wanted T5HOs, I recommend Giessman's or Flora-Glo Bulbs. Both are very good adn IMO I love my Flora-Glos. Yet to try Giessman's.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:22 PM   #8
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How is this light???

Hi, i wanted to know if this was a good light to have a planted tank. It will be my first attempt to plant so i wont have any difficult plants but i want to have a good variety. Here is the light Fluorescent Aquarium Lighting: Coralife Nutri Grow Plant Lamp
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I believe there is a "planted" section of the forum. The people who can answer your question would be hanging out there. http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/f24/

You can track down a moderator and ask them to move your thread so that you get responses.
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