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Old 07-13-2011, 01:09 AM   #1
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Changing Out Regular Fluorescent Lights

My 55g looks pretty dark with the regular fluorecent lighting. The lights are at least a year old and they're only 18" not 24". Do you guys think changing out the bulbs for newer ones would brighten up the tank much?


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It would a bit but not much, to get brighter you would need a different type of light fixture.

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Old 07-13-2011, 09:45 AM   #3
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Your Lighting Question

Good morning sub...

I have 55 G tanks, low tech, low light. The two-tube lighting setup isn't very bright even with new bulbs. I'd recommend going with a single bulb, 48 inch strip light. I use one 32 watt, T5, 6500 K bulb and my low light plants do very well. I generally replace the bulb every 8 months or so.

The lighting is very inexpensive. I get a package of three at Lowe's for about $10.00.

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