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Old 11-11-2007, 01:25 PM   #1
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I have a 36" 96watt 50/50 light. Would this be enough over a 30 gallon for a planted tank. Would this be low light? Is there a better bulb that I could get?

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it should be about the equivalent to medium light. I have 2x96 watt 50/50s on a 55 and can grow a lot of different plants. The actinic part is about 20% as efficient as the "white" part. It would probably be a nice amount of light to start off a planted tank, once you get the hang of it and want more you can always change the bulb out for a full 6700 or 10000K bulb and then you're off to the races.

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There is a better bulb you could get from Coralife that would give you plenty of light (assuming your fixture takes bulbs with square pins). It is a dual spectrum Colormax and 6700 and you can find it at http://www.bigalsonline.com/StoreCat...Type=0&offset=
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