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Old 04-26-2011, 07:09 PM   #1
 
high tech ten gallon plan

Next year im heading off to college and can only bring a ten gallon to school. I want to attempt "aquascaping" but i'm struggling figuring out the lighting for this tank. I want to do some plants that require high lighting and have them flourish like dwarf hair grass or baby tears. any specific lights anyone would recommend? I plant on doing diy co2 too along with eco complete and flourish
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:19 PM   #2
 
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Next year im heading off to college and can only bring a ten gallon to school. I want to attempt "aquascaping" but i'm struggling figuring out the lighting for this tank. I want to do some plants that require high lighting and have them flourish like dwarf hair grass or baby tears. any specific lights anyone would recommend? I plant on doing diy co2 too along with eco complete and flourish
I would get a bulb that is 6700K daylight fluorencent with atleast 2 watts per gallon.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:24 AM   #3
 
eco complete AND flourish? Do you mean to mix ecocomplete and flourite or use ecocomplete and dose flourish?
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:02 PM   #4
 
I mean to use ecocomplete and dose flourish. Is there a specific light that anyone can recommend?
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:15 PM   #5
 
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Wal Mart sells a GE spiral compact at the perfect color for a planted tank.

GE Energy Smart 6500K Daylight bulbs. Like 6 bucks for 2 of them. The Walmarts here in Idaho have them in a 13 watt and a 15 watt.

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Old 04-27-2011, 10:00 PM   #6
 
I guess what im asking for is a specific light fixture not the bulb. 6500k is the way to go though
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:16 AM   #7
 
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Those bulbs will screw right into any cheap incandescent hood.
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:25 AM   #8
 
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Those bulbs will screw right into any cheap incandescent hood.

+one, I use a couple of the bulbs in photo with standard hood that came with 20 gal tank.
Gonna do the same with standard hood that came with ten gal that I plan on planting ,and placing shrimp in.
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:46 PM   #9
 
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+one, I use a couple of the bulbs in photo with standard hood that came with 20 gal tank.
Gonna do the same with standard hood that came with ten gal that I plan on planting ,and placing shrimp in.

I use them over a 20 long and 3 ten gallons. The plants in all of them are thriving. The great thing about the spiral compacts is that it is really easy to DIY a fixture.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:09 PM   #10
 
what about a t-5 fixture?
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