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Old 08-08-2011, 06:39 PM   #1
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So I have a 55g im thinking about putting a free fixture I have its a t8 4 bulb 32 watts each no reflectors 18 inches to bottom of tank....the lighting I have now is the same t8 but only 2 bulbs with a t5 28 watt single bulb with a reflector...what's the best to do thx
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:00 PM   #2
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Come one come all and give ur advice here lol thx
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:14 AM   #3
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Does anyone know before I get those light from this guy
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:43 AM   #4
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Your Lighting Question

Good morning x...

You're the expert. What do you think? A 4 bulb strip is huge and even with 4 32 watt T8s that's more than 2 watts of light per gallon of tank size. That's enough light to grow most plants. If the price is right, try it out.

I'm low light and low tech. I do prefer the 55 G tanks. I have several, they're my favs. I like to experiment with plants, so if I had the opportunity to get this fixture. I'd likely do it, if buying it didn't break the bank.

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its up to you..If its CHEAP..maybe..Sunglo makes some higher output lamps for a lot of fixures..You could do the Lunar setup with that one I think since it has 4 bulbs is it 2 and 2 or all 4 at once?
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its up to you..If its CHEAP..maybe..Sunglo makes some higher output lamps for a lot of fixures..You could do the Lunar setup with that one I think since it has 4 bulbs is it 2 and 2 or all 4 at once?
Its 2 and 2 and its free I just know a lot of people dont like using t8
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Its 2 and 2 and its free I just know a lot of people dont like using t8
No kidding???

I really like T8s in my 55 Gs, but could only get 32 watts in the 6500 Ks I wanted. So, am changing to T12s so I can get 40 watts for my low light tanks.

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I'll give it a try and see how it goes
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