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Old 03-22-2014, 11:33 PM   #1
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what's a good place to get hoods/lamps?

I'm looking at upgrading my hood on my 29g to one better suited for growing real plants. At the moment I am undecided on what all to grow but I do have (I think) Brazillian Sword growing. What would be a good hood/lamp for my 29 gallon tank? Measurements are in the neighborhood of 30" wide, 12.5" deep, and 18" tall. (All measurements are US inches) Right now I have my hood converted to dual 40 watt LTT's @ 6500K from Light Bulb Depot. Where would be a good place to get bulbs from?
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So you want better bulbs or a new get up entirely?
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Look at Kensfish. He has several brands of bulbs, at very reasonable prices.
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So you want better bulbs or a new get up entirely?
I am looking for either/or. Just more light in the tank.


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If your looking to upgrade your fixture, check out CatalinaAquarium.
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Do you have the bulbs horizontal in the hood? Is there a decent reflector in there? I think you have ample power there for growing low light plants.
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I was intending to simply "get it burning" at assembly time so I don't have a reflector in place yet. I do intend to silver everything once I address supporting the bulbs properly. I can use up to a 29" bulb and still have room for one or two more (total of whatever wattage, 65 per bulb maybe @ 4 bulbs) with a ballast change, which is external to simplify bulb/reflector design and for better cooling. Also thinking about metal halide. Is this "as good as it gets" or can I buy better?
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