07-29-2003, 09:33 AM
Join Date: Jul 2003
Hi everyone. I am theofilos from greece. I registered into this site because I believe this site to be the most informed in planted tanks. I am currently constructing my 4th tank. It will be triangle with 350 liters. These are the liters without counting the glass width. The top of the tank will be of glass. I want to achieve around 3 WPG. This tank is somewhere between 90-95 gallons. The problem is that all the products you are using in the u.s. are not available in greece. So I would like to hear some suggestions what to do with lighting. One idea is to hang the lights from the top of the room. Will the glass top decrease light efficiency? If not it is a cheap way for me to reach 3 WPG. As for lamps I can use so far I found one from a brand named radium and model floradym r63 which is 60 w. I do not know how many K it is but I was reassured by the shop owner that it is not more than 7000K. This type of lamp is round with a reflector. Also would a flora type from osram do well or else is there something from osram company appropriate for aquarium use? I am completely confused. Thanks in advance for your help.
P.S. keep in mind that most of the specialized aquarium products that exist in the U.S. are not available here.