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post #1 of 5 Old 11-25-2009, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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need help with cheap diy lighting

i have a 55gallon tank setup i have plenty of live rock and live sand. all is setup good but my lighting is seriously lacking ive pretty much used all my money on everything else. i just need a good cheap lighting solution i only have 2 18 inch flourecents.

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post #2 of 5 Old 11-25-2009, 05:07 PM
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i have a 55gallon tank setup i have plenty of live rock and live sand. all is setup good but my lighting is seriously lacking ive pretty much used all my money on everything else. i just need a good cheap lighting solution i only have 2 18 inch flourecents.

please help

Thats a shame. Lighting is one of the top requirements if you ask me!

What's your budget?
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-25-2009, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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under hundred bucks
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post #4 of 5 Old 11-25-2009, 07:12 PM
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under hundred bucks

Hmm 55 huh?

you can get a dual strip deluxe hood from like pet club or petco for cheap
and then use like 2x40 watt t8's that should average just under 2watts per gallon.

I think that'll be just over 100 dollars.


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post #5 of 5 Old 11-25-2009, 07:34 PM
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or you can check out EBAY! some good deals on ebay also
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