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Old 11-06-2011, 03:17 PM   #1
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Upgrading my lighting

My tank is 20 gallons long, i have a hood (plastic) and stock light from petco. Stock list includes 2 clowns
royal gramma
longnose hawkfish
some mushroom corals
i would like to upgrade my lighting to get some more corals
so i believe to do this i need to get a glass top
i have a filter and heater so does the gass top come with cut outs
so where would i get a glass top?
now to lighting
to get a decent amount of corals, what type of fixture and light am i looking at.
i would like this to be affordable.
Thanks in advance to all, have a nice day.
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Old 11-06-2011, 03:23 PM   #2
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Glass lids have a plastic strip on the back that ypu can cut to fit filters.

Try fish need it;lights; food;Sponge they have 30" fixtures I believe
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by the way, im not getting a dwarf angel
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Good choice. i had faith you'd make the right decision.
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should my light fixture be as long as the tank?
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Preferably, yes. The 30" still uses 24" bulbs but it will look much nicer and it will illuminate the tank better in my opinion.
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30in 2Bulbs fixtures
other than a glass top, is this all i need, also what will these lights support?
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is that the right fixture and does it come with bulbs, sorry im a bit confused
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24" t5 bulb do i also need this, also where would i get a glass top?
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how many bulbs do i need, can the fixture go directly on top of the glass?
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