Originally Posted by JohnnyD44
Again, thank you for the continued support and advice...here's my shoppping list this weekend...let me know what you think....
depending on what my budget looks like...I may spring for the first lighting set-up WisFish put up....if money comes into play...I may head to lowes and pick up a 4foot shop light which will hold two tubes for the full spectrum and cool blue lights that Byron mentioned.....both being T8.....
dark tan gravel....or as dark as i can find without being black
and a case of beer.....come on....all home projects go better with beer!!!! hhaha
thanks again guys!
I may be off here, but from my recollection visiting HD "shop lights" hang from the ceiling. In order to sit one across the aquarium, it may require some form of housing or support. I was looking at these myself this past summer when two of my existing fixtures gave out.
I bought two of the All Glass regular fluorescent fixtures this past summer and they are good; they sit on the frame, and there is my full cover glass unit inside the frame. The tubes that came with them went straight into the recycling bin. I used two of my preferred tubes, as mentioned previously. Regardless of which fixture you go with, you will almost certainly need to buy the tubes separately. Unless HD or similar places in the US will sell the fixtures with your specified tubes; they won't here.