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post #1 of 7 Old 01-04-2009, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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1/2 WPG. Moving up. I Need help

I have a 30 gallon tall tank and only a 15 watt aqua-glo. I'd like to have a moderately planted tank. Any suggestions how to get the 3 WPG needed for under $50? Thank you.

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-04-2009, 08:53 PM
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sell one of the 3 guitars.

no seriously. how do you play all three..

but seriously seriously do you know what kind of plants you wish to keep? that tank looks deep so that may be a issue as to having a lack in light penetration
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-04-2009, 11:23 PM
yah, sell a guitar, then yuo will have somemoney to spend on your tank
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-05-2009, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
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sell one of the 3 guitars.

no seriously. how do you play all three..

but seriously seriously do you know what kind of plants you wish to keep? that tank looks deep so that may be a issue as to having a lack in light penetration
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yah, sell a guitar, then yuo will have somemoney to spend on your tank
The guitars in the pic are 3 of 12 in this room, but, none of them will be going anywhere. In fact i'm still looking for more. The guitars make money. The fish do not.

But, I'd be happy with a few low light plants like these.
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-05-2009, 02:25 AM
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well you can always search on www.craigslist.com for people breaking down tanks and selling equipment
i dont think your going to get any top end lighting for $50 but you can prob. add another used flouresant light fixture or two and replace the bulbs with full spectrum 6500k bulbs.

the biggest problem though is the depth of that tank, it looks deep to me, so any short plants down on the substrate are going to have problems recieving light, tall plants like anarchis shouldnt have a problem.

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post #6 of 7 Old 01-05-2009, 03:33 AM Thread Starter
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well you can always search on www.craigslist.com for people breaking down tanks and selling equipment
i dont think your going to get any top end lighting for $50 but you can prob. add another used flouresant light fixture or two and replace the bulbs with full spectrum 6500k bulbs.

the biggest problem though is the depth of that tank, it looks deep to me, so any short plants down on the substrate are going to have problems recieving light, tall plants like anarchis shouldnt have a problem.
That's a great idea. I've found some already. thanks. -ryan-
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-11-2009, 09:15 AM
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Go to home depot or a similar store and buy a lighting fixture, then just buy the bulbs that you need (6700K is what is recommended). That should end up within your price range.

20 gallon long: 3 adult Neolamprologus similis + about 11 fry of various ages; low light planted tank
20 gallon long:2 freshwater dwarf puffers (Puff Puff and Poofer); medium-light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Wormy; low light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Dante; low light planted tank
2, 5.5 gallon tanks that are currently empty (I see more fish on the horizon )
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