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    Tank product lighting Advice

    I just wanted to hear some opinions before ordering this product.

    My goal is to have a sundew tank at work, and I'm going to go with either a 10 or 20 gallon setup.

    This is the light fixture I want to buy... price isn't bad. Do you guys feel it will pump out enough light for dews to be happy?

    http://afishybusiness.com/index.php?...roducts_id=290

    I was actually thinking of getting this one instead for a while, but I figured I was just paying a lot more for 'antic' bulbs that I didn't really need.

    http://afishybusiness.com/index.php?...roducts_id=132

    As for other suggestion, the fixture needs to mount to the tank and look nice since its in an office.

    Thanks everyone!
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    I haven't tried many different options, but I've used the 20" Coralife 96W 6700K power quad with good results...I'm sure you'll get plenty of suggestions

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    Have you tried checking out other sites for cheaper HO T5's?
    See:
    Marinedepot.com
    Drsfosterandsmith.com
    They usually have some pretty good lighting deals.

    Good luck!
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    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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    LOL. Walmart shoplight with one coolwhite, one full spectrum bulb and a timer switch. Keep 4-6 inches per 2-4 flats, replace bulbs every 7-9 months. Decorate shoplight with contact paper for required aesthetics and spend the other 40 bucks on plants.
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    Wow, a reply by Tamlin................

    I use the 20" 40 Watt Single bulb Satellite Aquarium Lighting System on my 10 gallon tanks. I change the bulb to the Daylight 6,500 / 10,000K bulbs. The plants love these lights.
    http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/group/822/product.web
    When I changed out the old lighting I was using, Cool / Warm bulbs, the plants colored up and looked much better.

    I decided to try an Aqualight / Coralife Power Compact Fixture - Square Pin - 6,700K - 96W - 20" - 4 Tube on 1 of my 10 gallon tanks. I was really hoping the plants would color up even more with this lighting system, it was on a Ping tank. The plants did not color up at all. When I had to replace the bulb I got a 10,000K bulb wondering if it would make a difference.....No.
    http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/prod/209751/product.web
    I'm disappointed with the performance of this light not coloring up my Pings. I think when I had some Pings under the Satellite they had a lot better color to them. I need to move some back under the Satellite and check, because I've thought about replacing the Aqualight / Coralife for some time now.
    Last edited by elgecko; 01-10-2009 at 09:24 AM. Reason: added link to Coralife light


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    For the most part I am using Grolites and typical aquarium light with what shines through yon glass doors from southern exposure - not unlike the glass doors that elgecko has in his kitchen.

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