02-08-2006, 08:24 PM
Join Date: Feb 2006
| | How would you fix this lighting.
I have a 75 gal planted tank that I just added CO2 to. Will also be starting ferts as soon as my order arrives from Greg Watson.
When I first purchased this tank, I bought the triple tube all-glass strip light. I thought I would be getting 120w, or just a little over 1.5 wpg. Come to find out, it only has T-8 bulbs, so I actually ended up with 96 watts total.
I'm starting to think about how to go about upgrading the lighting scheme. So my question is...... Should I just buy a 2x65w power compact fixture and place it beside the one I have now? I'm not sure if there is actually room on the glass top for two fixtures without one of them sitting over the brown hinge strip. This option is definitley cheaper, and therefore I could manage this sooner.
Or, I can save up a while longer (probably an extra couple of months) and go for a nice 4x65 watt unit and just replace the triple tube t-8 fixture all together or save it for another tank etc.
Which would you recommend? Is one way necessarily better than the other?