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Old 01-08-2006, 07:47 PM   #1
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Lighting requirements

I have 4- 40 W florescent light in my 50 gallon tanks. I was thinking of maybe getting a few polyps and mushrooms. Is my current lighting good or should I add a few more bulbs. thanks alot matt
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Placed high up they may do fine. Its hard to not get shrooms to grow. Polyps can be tempermental..160w is a little over 3 watts/gal. You might consider switching to something like these..

http://www.hellolights.com/4810fluorlam.html

You didn't mention the length so I picked 48" as an example. Consider using a 50/50 mix of 10ks and actinics.

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