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Old 08-25-2003, 07:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Ive decided to buy new lighting for my aquarium so I decided to go with a PC light fixture 36" 2 96 watt bulb but cant decide on two. Let me know if these are good buys or can i find something better. Fist one or the second one
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Ive decided to buy new lighting for my aquarium so I decided to go with a PC light fixture 36" 2 96 watt bulb but cant decide on two. Let me know if these are good buys or can i find something better. Fist one or the second one
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It depends on whether you want to do the work yourself or have one ready to go out of the box. They are the same thing, but one is a DIY the other is already done for you.

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You could also check hereas another possible source. I have used them before and have found them very helpful.

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Thx, but say i get a fixture without lights bulbs. What two 96 watt bulbs do i get that the plants will benefit best from?
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For a planted tank most recommend full spectrum daylight bulbs with a kelvin temperature between 5000 and 6700... I've not looked to see just what is available in 96 watt bulbs to make any specific bulb recommendations though.

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say i go for the two 96 watt fixture (4.17wpg), is that too much light for a 46 gallon or would i be better off with just one 96 watt bulb (2.09wpg)
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Either wattage will be fine, you'll be less limited with what you can grow if you go with the double bulb fixture. You will still be able to grow a lot of different plants with the single bulb but will have to stay away from the higher-light plants.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tommy:
say i go for the two 96 watt fixture (4.17wpg), is that too much light for a 46 gallon or would i be better off with just one 96 watt bulb (2.09wpg)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You can always pull one bulb out of the dual fixture The same is not true the other way around ....

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Go for the full fixture. For $40 more it has the fans and everything built in.

Go for both bulbs. THe fixture has independant switches so you can control them seperately. There are many times I wish I had more light.

The fixtures come with bulbs but they are the wrong kind. Ask if they will swap them for plant bulbs. Most vendors would.

Robert also has them in the store here and he already includes the proper bulbs.

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