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Old 12-08-2008, 04:37 PM   #1
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Finally New Lighting

Hey everyone, been neglecting my tank as of late, alot of Christmas shopping and registering for next quarter classes....haven't had the money to put towards the tank. I just got my 55w bright kit from ah supply today and I have just retrofitted it to my all-glass fixture. The 55w kit will be over my 20 gallon high tank. What kind of light would this be considered? (low/medium/high or somewhere in between) I want to grow a carpet plant, like dwarf hairgrass or something to give that effect, but I'm just wanting to see what you all think is plausible with my new lighting. Thanks everyone, and happy holidays

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Old 12-08-2008, 06:36 PM   #2
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I would think that it would be medium+ to high. With the higher efficiency of the PC, plus better reflector of the bright kit, you should be looking at 4wpg in NO equivalent.

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