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scottysgirl 09-11-2007 03:38 PM

So confused about aquarium lighting
I have a fairily heavily planted 29 gallon freshwater community tank. Most of my plants are medium light, and obviously didn't grow with the hood that came with the tank. About 6 months ago I bought a piece of glass for the top of the tank, along with two grow lights for the top of the tank. The plants really are growing pretty well, but the lights are so UGLY! I would really like to construct a cheap hood with good lighting. Is this possible without being technically diffucult? New lights are so...expensive, and I'm in college.

mgamer20o0 09-11-2007 09:03 PM

you could retrofit your hood with a 55w from or you could go with a new cf or t5 set up. i know someone who just bought a cf 65w lights for their 29 gal for $55 each.

fish_4_all 09-11-2007 09:08 PM

Go with the retrofit kit like mgamer said. Inexpensive, very easy to do and they are great as far as technical support. I have never ordered form them and they have spent hours explaining things to me both email and on the phone.

scottysgirl 09-14-2007 11:47 PM

Thank you! That is very helpful

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