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post #31 of 40 Old 01-29-2007, 08:39 PM
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post #32 of 40 Old 01-31-2007, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
what type of lighting, NO, HO, VHO, CF, or Metal halide lighting?
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post #33 of 40 Old 01-31-2007, 07:57 PM
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This again all depends on what you can afford right now and the look you are going for.
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post #34 of 40 Old 01-31-2007, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
i can currently spend 150 dollars on the lighting. I think my tanks surface area is 2ft by 1ft american. (24" by 12") i would like the best lighting i can get and i wont get it second handed, i will get it first handed
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post #35 of 40 Old 01-31-2007, 10:01 PM
$150 won't buy much. If you look around you might be able to get a single 250w MH retro kit for that price. You'd still probably want actinics though and you'll need them later. To bad you won't buy secnod hand. A friend just sold a pendant 250w complete everything with 2x 65w PC actinics built in for $125. It was a month old and needed cash. That light was about $300 new.
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post #36 of 40 Old 01-31-2007, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
hmm, im not really looking for MH. I want to stick with flourecents to save electricity (please note im not paying for my electricity, my mom is, and at anytime she could end my fish keeping and give everything away to someone else) i was thinking either CF or VHO lights.
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post #37 of 40 Old 01-31-2007, 10:57 PM
VHO or T5.
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post #38 of 40 Old 02-01-2007, 07:09 AM
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You may be able to find a T5 fixture somewhere for $150.
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post #39 of 40 Old 02-01-2007, 01:36 PM
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my tank is 24 inches by 12 inches and i bought a 130 watt light fixture new for 107 bucks.
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post #40 of 40 Old 02-01-2007, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
wow i hope i can find a deal like that, if a 130watt fixture is like 107, maybe i can get more wpg with 150dollars
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