06-24-2008, 11:45 AM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Southern Cali
| | lighting help!
I need some advice, i have a Hagen T5 HO 2 x 54w bulbs, but i have a 60 gallon planted tank, and that runs to less than 2 watts a gallon, so I bought a Current Dual satellite fixture, 4 CF bulbs 4x65 watt bulbs, 2 of them are actinic (those arent really useful for planted tanks correct?) for it, which brings it to over 4 watts per gallon
question... should i change blubs? and it (the current one) runs really hot, even with the fan on, while the Hagen powerglo doesnt have one, but light seems like its brighter, should i just return the dual sats, and just get another hagen power glow with aquaglo bulbs? (i understand they work better for planted tanks) and just bring it up to 216 watts for a 60g instead of the 260w, thanks all