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Old 01-07-2008, 07:53 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: !!!DESPERATELY NEED LIGHTING HELP!!! amongst other assistance

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got aggravated with finding bulbs and worrying about corrosion of them, so went to my lfs where I got a flourescent hood...Lfs said it would be fine for the plants I was looking at getting and that no co2 would be needed with them. Suggested a bottle of FlouraPride Plant Fertilizer and out the door I went with the addition of a clown pleco and 3 Harlequin Rasbora's to start off with.
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They probably lied about the hood, they don't call them Local FISH stores for nothing Most hoods in LFS are barely enough for viewing the fish let alone growing plants. What type of hood did they sell you and how many watts is the bulb? As long as you got about 1.5 wpg you should be able to grow some low light plants.
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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it was a flourescent hood and thats what he said at elmers aquarium..that it would give me about 1 and 1/2 watts per gallon which would be just right for the plants I had in mind. Granted it's nothing like my saltwater light (260watt coralife with lunars)...but as long as it gets the job done.
Plus I woulda paid 20.00 for 2 of the coralife 10watt bulbs for drfostersmiths and they woulda been exposed to the water (cheapo hood they gave you in the 14 gal aqueon...of course)...at least for the extra $10 I don't have to worry about the bulbs being exposed to water...in addition the front half of the entire hood opens...compared to the aquaeons 2 inch opening in front for feeding.
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