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Old 09-02-2005, 02:10 PM   #1
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Is any special lighting needed for a simple FOWLR?

I've got your standard, run of the mill, 29 gallon tank hood/light. Not much, but from what I've read no special lighting is neccessary on a FOWLR tank. Is that true?
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Correct, although I think you'll find that the stock 20watt light on a 29gallon tank just won't seem like enough light.
You may wish to upgrade by adding a second 20watt fluorescent fixture (or a twin fixture), and run something like one 10,000 bulb, and one 50/50 bulb, for a good balance of white light with a bit of actinic to enhance the fish and make it seem more 'marine'.

But that's always something you can do down the road.
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Correct, although I think you'll find that the stock 20watt light on a 29gallon tank just won't seem like enough light.
You may wish to upgrade by adding a second 20watt fluorescent fixture (or a twin fixture), and run something like one 10,000 bulb, and one 50/50 bulb, for a good balance of white light with a bit of actinic to enhance the fish and make it seem more 'marine'.

But that's always something you can do down the road.
That is definately the plan down the road. But for now, funds dictate staying put on 'this' section of road. I just wanted to make sure that the LR didn't have any specific lighting needs. Don't want to kill it, ya know!!
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