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Old 05-15-2010, 09:44 PM   #1
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Proper lighting questions

I bought a 75 gallon a month or so ago. I plan on planting it heavily, and really explore aquascaping as a new hobby.

I currently have a single florescent light (t-8) and that obviously needs to be upgraded. So I've been looking at lights pretty heavily and I'm still unsure of what to buy. I only want to have to do this once, so I want to get it right the first time. I'm hoping you guys can provide some advice.

I've fairly well decided that I need at least 4 T-5HO bulbs or better. I'd like to get some advice on lighting that has worked for you guys, and solid brands/models to look into. I've been looking at the Nova Extreme and some of the other Current USA models.

Price wise I'd like to keep it under $300 if you think that's possible. If not that's fine, just tell me. I'd rather spend the money now and get something I can grow into, VS being limited by my lighting later.

Here are some of the units I've been eyeing:





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Old 05-15-2010, 10:51 PM   #2
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with 4x54w t5 ho you would be able to grow most plants out there. i wouldnt go more then that. here are 2 options i would go with. the fishneedit are out of stock until they say the end of the month.

4Ft/4Bulbs fixture
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:56 PM   #3
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OOOH, me likey the Catalina one
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