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rpmsongs 01-04-2009 07:38 PM

1/2 WPG. Moving up. I Need help
 
I have a 30 gallon tall tank and only a 15 watt aqua-glo. I'd like to have a moderately planted tank. Any suggestions how to get the 3 WPG needed for under $50? Thank you.

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h1...l/new-tank.jpg

onefish2fish 01-04-2009 07:53 PM

sell one of the 3 guitars.

no seriously. how do you play all three..

but seriously seriously do you know what kind of plants you wish to keep? that tank looks deep so that may be a issue as to having a lack in light penetration

fishman09 01-04-2009 10:23 PM

yah, sell a guitar, then yuo will have somemoney to spend on your tank

rpmsongs 01-05-2009 01:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onefish2fish (Post 161063)
sell one of the 3 guitars.

no seriously. how do you play all three..

but seriously seriously do you know what kind of plants you wish to keep? that tank looks deep so that may be a issue as to having a lack in light penetration

Quote:

Originally Posted by fishman09 (Post 161116)
yah, sell a guitar, then yuo will have somemoney to spend on your tank

The guitars in the pic are 3 of 12 in this room, but, none of them will be going anywhere. In fact i'm still looking for more. The guitars make money. The fish do not.

But, I'd be happy with a few low light plants like these.

onefish2fish 01-05-2009 01:25 AM

well you can always search on www.craigslist.com for people breaking down tanks and selling equipment
i dont think your going to get any top end lighting for $50 but you can prob. add another used flouresant light fixture or two and replace the bulbs with full spectrum 6500k bulbs.

the biggest problem though is the depth of that tank, it looks deep to me, so any short plants down on the substrate are going to have problems recieving light, tall plants like anarchis shouldnt have a problem.

rpmsongs 01-05-2009 02:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onefish2fish (Post 161139)
well you can always search on www.craigslist.com for people breaking down tanks and selling equipment
i dont think your going to get any top end lighting for $50 but you can prob. add another used flouresant light fixture or two and replace the bulbs with full spectrum 6500k bulbs.

the biggest problem though is the depth of that tank, it looks deep to me, so any short plants down on the substrate are going to have problems recieving light, tall plants like anarchis shouldnt have a problem.

That's a great idea. I've found some already. thanks. -ryan-

Kim 01-11-2009 08:15 AM

Go to home depot or a similar store and buy a lighting fixture, then just buy the bulbs that you need (6700K is what is recommended). That should end up within your price range.


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