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Old 11-09-2005, 11:36 AM   #1
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new lighting question

well seems that people are just sugesting low light plants for my first planted tank.

That being said

I need a new bulb. My roomate works at a pet warehouse he gets wholesale on **** Off the top of his head he said they have Zoo MEd lights and a bunch others....MY lighting fixture is 19 wats only :****( but ill make do.. do i just make sure the bulb is right length and the right wattage?

FOr a 15 gal high tank
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Old 11-09-2005, 04:05 PM   #2
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pretty much any fluorescent tube that's not an actinic will grow plants fine...especially when you're sticking to low light, easy plants. So yeah, pretty much stick to a bulb of the right length, diameter (not as important, espeically if your ballast isn't junky, it'll power several T-sizes).

Your biggest concern should be the color of the light and how it makes the fish look. many plant tubes are very pink/purple, and seem dim to the human eye. if you want a whiter light, look for a daylight bulb.

I would just go to a home depot/ace hardware...you can get an appropriate bulb for about $5...prolly cheaper than any wholesale 'aquarium specific' bulb...they usually start at $12.99 retail and work up.
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