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Old 05-02-2006, 10:22 PM   #1
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hey guys, I just found out my 29 gallon comes with a 20 watt florescent bulb, I can't seem to find a 30 watt bulb only things like 65 and 75 watts, anyway this 20 watt would keep plants alive?
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not very well or if at all. Go to home depot and get a flourescent strip light and upgrade your lighting, shouldnt be very expensive at all. Im doing that with a 48" dual strip light on my 55 gallon discus tank
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the best way to cheaply upgrade light is DIY. HERE is a link to something that i did. i would eb more than glad to help u with anything. just pm me if u decide to go that route.
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there are 3-4 plants you can keep with that lighting, mainly java fern, anubias nana and some crypt species.

Otherwise you need a new fixture. Fluorescent bulb wattages are always determined by the ballast running the bulb...and your 'came with the tank' fixture is only ever gonna produce 20watts of power.
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