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Old 12-21-2012, 02:19 AM   #1
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Question About lighting..

so first off new to this site... hi everyone

I have a 90 gallon tank and im just starting to look at live plants.. i have been to a few different stores and i was thinking about buying a fixture from lowes and hanging it over the tank. im looking at a 48 in 4 bulb (T8) fixture.. max watt of 128.. as for the bulbs i would be using 32 watt (T8) bulbs with a 6500K color temp and 2700 lumens. would something like this be good for my tank i want to grow high light plants.. total price would be $90.00 thats fixture and 12 bulbs..



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Shop Utilitech 48-1/2-in Fluorescent Shop Light at Lowes.com

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Shop SYLVANIA 12-Pack 32-Watt T8 4-ft Daylight (6500K) Fluorescent Light Bulbs at Lowes.com.

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depend on what plant u keeping as well.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:16 AM   #3
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depend on what plant u keeping as well.

for my foreground plants i am looking at

micro swords "moderated lighting"
Anubias barteri 'moderated lighting"

For mid-ground/ background

Java ferns "low lighting"

different swords "moderated to high lighting"
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