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Old 10-08-2007, 11:47 AM   #1
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would this light work

Do you guys think this light would work for my 100 gallon tank for low light plants without co2

It is a 60 inch 322W dual strip compact flourescent for 149.90 it includes
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:56 AM   #2
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Probably would be OK....the actinics only count for 20% or so of their rated wattage, so that would give you 193 useable watts or just under 2 wpg. You'd be close to the wattage needed for CO2 but might be able to get away without it. On large tanks less light is needed to get useable wpg than on small tanks.

Not sure about the 12000K bulbs though, now that I think about it. Most people recommend bulbs between 5000-10000K for plants. 12000K may not provide them with much useable light.
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:28 PM   #3
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I could change out the bulbs if I needed to couldn' t I.
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Swap out all the bulbs for 6700k bulbs, get a co2 system, and rock on.
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:15 PM   #5
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2nd not using 12000k bulbs.

i have them and my "260 watt" system over 55 gallons is more like a medium light tank.
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Got a link for this light? Thats a great price.
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:50 PM   #7
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Old 10-09-2007, 01:07 PM   #8
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I am so upset I went online to purchase this light today and they are out of stock.
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I emailed the site to see if they would have any in stock and at what price would they be selling them at.
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Check out equipment prices at AquaBid.com as well as on eBay. You may find the fixture you want available there.
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