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Stubborn brown algae, what more can I do?
Old 06-02-2011, 01:44 PM   #31
 
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What are the tank dimensions? And is there an existing fixture, and if yes, what length is the tube?
36x 16x2o inches, I will be able to keep the same fixture as my old tank since lenght is the same, so that would be 2x36 inches life-glo. A well-versed person told me to put a power-glo on the back and keep a life-glo up front so 'all levels of the tanks get good light for plants' but I'm really new at the 'science of lightbulbs'
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:06 PM   #32
 
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36x 16x2o inches, I will be able to keep the same fixture as my old tank since lenght is the same, so that would be 2x36 inches life-glo. A well-versed person told me to put a power-glo on the back and keep a life-glo up front so 'all levels of the tanks get good light for plants' but I'm really new at the 'science of lightbulbs'
Are you sure the tubes are not 30-inch, rather than 36? You measure tubes end to end minus the prongs.

Whichever, two will be fine. A combo of Life-Glo 2 and Power-Glo would work. The PG adds a bit of purplish, but not excessive with the LG to balance.
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Are you sure the tubes are not 30-inch, rather than 36? You measure tubes end to end minus the prongs.

Whichever, two will be fine. A combo of Life-Glo 2 and Power-Glo would work. The PG adds a bit of purplish, but not excessive with the LG to balance.
I don't have 'prongs' to speak of, I use a home made top with a separate ballast with plugs for 2 tubes. That's how I can use 36 inches tubes.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:47 PM   #34
 
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I don't have 'prongs' to speak of, I use a home made top with a separate ballast with plugs for 2 tubes. That's how I can use 36 inches tubes.

Thanks for your help!
The prongs are on the tubes, the two metal bits at each end. For T8 tubes anyway. That's all I meant, when measuring a tube you do not include the prongs in the measurement.
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