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    Lighting Question

    are these ok for ceph and a couple neps?

    # 40 watts.
    # 2775 lumens.
    # 6500 Kelvin



    From what im getting on the Lighting 101 it sounds like it Should be ok.

    But I have a bit of a problem. I have a 29 gallon tank. And theirs probably A good 6-7 Inch hang off on each side. But I have a BUNCH of lights 4 twin tube strips. 8 bulbs in all. Suggestions on what I should do? The Tank is 18 inches deep too, going to be harder to get the plants up close with out a bunch of Space. Do you think the light bulbs will be strong enough?

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    If you have 8 lamps total, use all 8!

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    I have enough for maybe 3 strips not all 4.

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    Use as many as you can and try to contain the light as much as possible. I have 4 twin tubes also that I grow cephs/neps in a 4' x 5' area with. Some of my plants are as much as 12" from the lights and do fine, but there's little to no light escape. If your plants are small, stand them up on something inside of the tank.
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    yea I haven't had plants for almost 9 months, im getting deprived
    and I'm finally getting a Ceph!


    thanks for the help.

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    Ok, So I MIGHT be able to buy these

    http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/prod/204844/product.web
    -67 dollars for the

    http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/group/10918/product.web
    -20 dollars for the correct bulb

    Don't know what Ill do with the light bulbs, but I might inevitably have a use for them...

    My question is, If I have a 29 Gallon fish tank, that is 30in. long, Would the 30in lamp be the right size? Or whats the deal?

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    As for suggestions on possitioning the lamps, to start with, the ends of the lamps are the darkest part. The higest lumens are in the center of the bulbe, so the overhang wont hurt anything. I'll also suggest you place 4 bulbs on top and hang a 2 bulb lamp in the back of the aquarium. If they are the standard shop lamps, then all you need to do is drill a hole on the corners of the reflector. Place S hooks in the holes and then hang it in the back of the aquarium for additional side lighting.
    I hope those instructions are understandable

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    man! personally for me...since i use crappy lights myself for my neps...those lights sound amazing. Can u show me which is the light fixture with those 2000 lumen lights?? I really want to get mroe light for my neps.

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