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Old 05-24-2011, 11:51 PM   #1
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Odd lighting fixture

Hi all, I have a 72g bow front and have a 3 bulb fixture for the center of the tank. I would like to get some baby tears and clover for the front. I am wondering if anyone here has ever seen a fixture for the front of the bow, or do I need one? Thanks.
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:44 AM   #2
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Baby tears needs co2 from what I've heard. Couldn't say about the lighting for the front of BF. What's your current lighting (watts, K factor)?
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I have a 3x54w fixture running 6500k and pressureized CO2. I heard that there was a lighting issue for the front of a bow front tank with carpeting plants. It comes to about 2.5 wpg.
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I have a 3x54w fixture running 6500k and pressureized CO2. I heard that there was a lighting issue for the front of a bow front tank with carpeting plants. It comes to about 2.5 wpg.
Sounds like you have the right setup for it, but I see what you mean about getting enough light up front. Nothing ventured, nothing gained is what I say , so give it a shot and keep the BT as far back under the lights as possible to get a foothold. If it does poorly, you can always pull it.

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Yeah, that's what I'll do and see if it creeps forward. A friend is going to give me a few AST clippings so I wii start with that.
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