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    what wattage?

    I was thinking of moving my bical from the window into a 10 gallon tank. I was just wondering what wattage is best and how far away should the light be?

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    4 40 watt bulbs should be fine.

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    Nevermind.
    Last edited by Chunkyhunks; 08-31-2008 at 06:21 PM. Reason: ugh, need a delete button

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    thanks, what about the distance from the plant?

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    6 inches max

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    okay, one last question, where can I get a fixture that takes 40 watt bulbs but isn't 4ft long?

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    you don't necessarily need 40 watt bulbs. wattage is not as important as lumens, CRI, and color temperature when looking at lights. check this post out for some good information: http://terraforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87561

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    I haven't found a tube that had an L or lumens measure on it.

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