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post #1 of 5 Old 04-16-2007, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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Aquarium Lighting Question

I am just setting up my 90 gallon tank. I still need some lighting though. I was wondering if I could use just a regular strip light from Home Depot, or do I have to buy a light made specifically for my tank.. I was told by a pet store owner today that A Home Depot light would be good.. since I have a glass lid and a wooden hood that has vents in it. Any input or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-16-2007, 11:25 PM
Measure the top of the tank and tell mt the width.
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-16-2007, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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My tank is 48" wide
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-16-2007, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by dee105
My tank is 48" wide
Appears to be a length.:)

I buy my lights from Ace Hardware.;) Fluorescent lights are the best way to grow plants compared to incandescents. You might give lumens consideration for planted tanks should you wish to keep plants as well.:)

Here are some good links to read.

Good luck.:)

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-17-2007, 04:06 PM
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That is an awesome website where they've obviously done their homework. There's even a calculator that'll give you a good idea of how much of what kind of light you need. Very well done.

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