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post #1 of 3 Old 02-17-2013, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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Another lighting question

to any of you that remember me hi again! so ok i have resetup my tank but it has been so long i forgot so much. its all setup now bonestock freshwater with a few fish for the cycle. now im going planted of course need to know if Aquarium Lighting for Freshwater and Reef Systems: Nova Extreme Compact SLR T-5 Fixtures would be ok for a 55gal i want to get mod to high light plants in the tank. i would be using x2 of the 24in fixtures.
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post #2 of 3 Old 02-17-2013, 03:47 PM
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I remember you, welcome back.

When you say two 24-inch, does this mean a total of 8 tubes? Since these are 4-tube fixtures. I think that is way too much light unless you are intending diffused CO2, and even then it would likely be too much. I think you would be better with 48-inch tubes, two T5 max.


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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #3 of 3 Old 02-17-2013, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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hey there byron glad to see your still around, and im looking at the dual tube 24inch one. has two tubes per 24inch fixture. i will need 2 24inch fixtures to fit the top of my tank a 48inch fixture wont work die to my tank structure
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