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post #1 of 2 Old 06-05-2012, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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Light Upgrade for Aqueon Deluxe 30" Hood.

Does anyone know of a light to use with this hood that would encourage plant growth? This is the particular hood in question Aqueon® Fluorescent Deluxe Full Hood - Lighting & Hoods - Fish - PetSmart. I'm really not wanting an all glass top as I personally think a tank looks better with the black hood.

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post #2 of 2 Old 06-05-2012, 08:47 AM
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I have this hood over my 29g and i like it. I mentioned in another thread yesterday that the glass is well sealed. Also, the way this one sits down on the lip around the inside of the tank frame makes it much easier to lift off during water changes.

I use Life-Glo T8 tubes over all my single-tube tanks. This will work for low and moderate light plants. If you want to increase the light, you will need to go to another fixture, and to fit the hood it would have to be a single T5 fixture. These are difficult to find, and they may not even make them now. The next step beyond this would be a dual-tube T8, but I doubt these would be narrow enough to fit.

As long as you do not intend difficult plants, the single T8 will work. Below is my 29g which has this hood .

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