07-18-2010, 10:54 AM
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they are 32w bulbs t-8's... 2 are daylight bulbs so they have a higher light spectrum and the other two are just regular old florescent light bulbs. I added 2 because from everything I read low light=1-1.5wpg and medium light=2=sometimes pushing 3wpg. 62w of light for A 55 gallon tank just didn't seem light enough to me, I wanted at least 1.5, preferably 2. I also read that since they were shop lights and I didn't have reflectors/a hood that I would lose a lot of light "power". I know, I probably looked FAR too deep into everything lol. But it did worry me that it seemed that everyone else's shop light fixture had 40w bulbs in it. I wanted to make up for that. I'll post a pic asap.
I have wisteria, sprite, penny wort, crypt, hornwort, a moss ball, amazon swords, jungal val, twisted val, dwarf lilly, dwarf sword, java fern on drift wood, and i think bacopa. Along with some drift wood and river rocks.