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Old 11-20-2005, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm planning an all glosso 10g during Christmas break, so what light do you recommend? I'm using the ADA system, ferts and substrate. Co2 will be diy until after New Years, here's what I have compiled. I don't really like the diy route.

Satelite fixture 40 watts
JBJ 36 watt clip on fixture

Any others? I want the carpet as flat as it can get, without having to dose too much.
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Sounds neat. But honestly I wouldn't even start it until I had the pressurized goodies. You could end up with alot of algae and very little glosso.
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I used to have 40 watts, I' think I'm alright. With a 72 watt I'll only blast 72 watts for about 4-5 hours a day.
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You should be just fine with the 40 or 36 watt fixture. I have never owned either so I cannot comment on the fixtures themselves, but that amount of light should grow it just fine.

72 watts? Are you considering a 2x36 watt fixture? If so, that could work well, just stagger the lighs, have each one one for 8-9 hours but stagger them so they overlap for 4-5 hours at most.

I would not attempt 72 watts with out press CO2, you could probably pull off 36 watts DIY with out much issue though.
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Yea, I was going to do that dennis, but I don't have time to ge pressurized until after New Years, since I'm going away. So DIY is temporary and I'll see how that goes, and yes, its the ahsupply 2x 36watt kit. So do you think I'll need fans on that?
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If you mount the ballasts elsewhere, say, under the cabinet then probably not. I recently moved my sister's ballasts out of her canopy and into the stand and it really lowered the temps.
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What if the ballast was inside? How many fans then?
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I would at least say one 80mm fan drawing air out. If not, two, one out and one in. in opposite ends. Just remmeber, the smaller they are, usually, the faster they are. and the faster they are, the louder they are.

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I don't really care about the loudness as long as it's not too loud.
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http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search
something like that would do the trick
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