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Lighting suggestion for a 29 gallon

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by chubasco, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. chubasco

    chubasco Guru Class Expert

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    Hi Gang,
    A friend of mine found a 29 gallon tank (30x12x18hi, roughly) for real cheap and
    I'm pondering how best to light this tank. It's too short in length for a 96w and
    maybe a single 55w cf might not be enough. I plan on using CO2 with this one,
    too. Any ideas? :confused:

    Bill
     
  2. Milan

    Milan Prolific Poster

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    Re: Lighting suggestion for a 29 gallon

    I have the same tank. I have a Coralife Freshwater 65W/24" from a LFS. It works wonders. It was $99 canadian. You can certainly find some retrofits cheaper, but I find it's not worth the effort. You may try E-bay ...
     
  3. chubasco

    chubasco Guru Class Expert

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    Re: Lighting suggestion for a 29 gallon

    Thanks, Milan, I'll check around. From Calgary, huh? Beautiful place! Hometown
    is Sandpoint, Idaho. It's been 8 years since I've visited Calgary, probably
    changed a lot.

    Thanks for the info,

    Bill
     
  4. btemchine

    btemchine Junior Poster

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    Re: Lighting suggestion for a 29 gallon

    Hey there. I got a 2x96 for pretty cheap so i just threw it on topof the 29 and only use one of the lights. It looks fine, and when i get a 55 gallon, I am all set.

    Ben
     
  5. VaughnH

    VaughnH Lifetime Charter Member
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    Re: Lighting suggestion for a 29 gallon

    I use two 55 watt AHS lights on my 29 gallon tank. Looks great, the plants grow fast enough that I almost always have something to do. Blyxa Japonica has golden colors that were absent with only 51 watts of light.
     
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