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post #21 of 35 Old 11-21-2006, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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it's 18" long and about 1" fat (round)
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post #22 of 35 Old 11-21-2006, 11:15 PM
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it's 18" long and about 1" fat (round)
That makes 18" length and 12" width. What about the height?
1" would be too small a width. So I assume that was 1 foot rather than inch.:)

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OOPS the bulb is 18"long and its round tube...the actual hood is about 20" long and 6" wide...hope this helps...i took a pic of it :D

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Oh sorry.

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I got confused!!! I didnt make myself clear, sorry
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Talk with yur friends and see what they can do for you. Even if you have to go with a standard light strip for screw in flourescent bubls for the time being, it will work. you would want 2, 25 watt bulbs which isn't actually 50 watts but more like 30ish because of the inefieciency of the bulbs.

Anything they can help you get that will put either 35-40 watts fluorescent or 50-60 watts of screw in compact florescents over the tank. At those levels, you will need fertilizers but they can be bought slowly in order of most important.

If you can find a standard screw in aquarium fixture you can out 2, 25 watt screw in bulbs, 6500k, in it and suffice until you can upgrade.

Recommended Wattage Lighting Level
Compact Fluorescent
61W VeryHigh
46W High
31W Moderate
15W Low
T8 Fluorescent
59W VeryHigh
44W High
29W Moderate
15W Low
Hagen T10 Fluorescent
78W VeryHigh
59W High
39W Moderate
20W Low
T12 Fluorescent
82W VeryHigh
62W High
41W Moderate
21W Low

Show them this chart and let them try to get you moderate light.

http://woo.gotdns.com/Aquarium/Lighting.htm

That is a really good link and it works.
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Thanks! I'll see what I can dig up tomorrow! :D
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Excellent link, fish_4_all. I'll sticky that chart in this section.:)

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post #29 of 35 Old 11-21-2006, 11:46 PM
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The width and length of the top of the tank. Go to the site and put in the measurements for the top of your tank. Take the chart to your friends and see what they can do.

Let us know what you find. Then we can go from there.
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post #30 of 35 Old 11-22-2006, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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awesome, thats great! thanks. I wasnt able to do anything about the lighting today, but i did get some fertilizers and stuff. I got some tablets (PLANTABBS) that contain total nitrogen, ammoniacal nitrogen, nitrate nitrogen, phosphoric acid, and soluble potash. Then some liquid (Leaf Zone) that contains potassium sulfate and Iron EDTA. Did I get the right stuff?? I went ahead and added the Leaf Zone but held off on the tabs till I checked them out (they smell strongly of ammonia) to make sure they were safe for my fish!

I'm still working on the light part.
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