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Old 02-24-2011, 06:44 AM   #1
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Smile new lighting for 20H - 2 questions

I have a 20 gallon high aquarium. Right now I have a 24" Perfecto "oak" hood with 1 Eclipse bulb and I want to upgrade to something better for my plants. I'm considering Coralife Aqualight T5. It comes with 2 bulbs - 1 6700K plant bulb and 1 10,000K Color Max full spectrum bulb.

thatpetplace.com item #209302 $43.99

1.) Is this a good light fixture or do you have a different suggestion for me?
2.) Is there a less expensive place to purchase this light?

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Old 02-24-2011, 09:58 AM   #2
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It's not a bad fixture, but it's nothing really special either. I have a very similar 30" fixture with that bulb combination. My low-light plants grow well under it, but it's not enough for anything other than maybe some hardy medium-light plants.

This fixture would give you much more bang for your buck: 24 in. Nova Extreme T5 HO Freshwater Aquarium Light Fixture - 2 x 24W | T5 Lighting | Lighting Systems | Aquarium - ThatPetPlace.com You would have to run CO2 though.
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