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any lights suggestion for me? please help

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by gogoopoweranger, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. gogoopoweranger

    gogoopoweranger Junior Poster

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    I have a 40cm x 40cm x 40cm cube tank , I want to plant some foreground plant such as HC,
    it is hard to find a suitable light for my tank , please suggest any lights for my tank, thanks.
     
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    gogoopoweranger Junior Poster

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    thanks for reply, but 40W is enough for my tank? and the 4000k is suitable for plants?
    is 6500k better or not?
    and 1 more question , I don't think I can find a suitable light cover for Circline Bulb and
    hang it on the tank. sorry for so many questions.
     
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    40 Watts would do a good job on a tank like that and 6500K would look better.

    maybe you could keep your tank with an open top or fabricate something yourself.
     
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    I fabricated my own top out of 1/2-in. plexi. for a 7 gal mini-bow. I drew it all out and pluged it into adobe illustrator. Then I sent it to a sign shop who I know could laser cut it... good suggestion dutchy
     
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    thanks for your comments, it is a great idea for using such kind of bulbs, but if need to DIY, I think it is more complicate for me :p
     
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