Question on lighting?

Discussion in 'The Planted Tank' started by 4phish, Dec 28, 2010.

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  1. 4phish

    4phish Montipora Digitata

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    I am starting a fresh planted. I got the urge a few months ago, then I saw Steve's tank and that pushed the build into overdrive!

    My question is, is that I have a good Nova extreme 4 bulb fixture I used for a salt tank. Can this be used for my fresh? I know the bulbs would have to be replaced. This would def save me a few bucks.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine is lit by a 6 lamp Aquajapan fixture with 4 x 10k and 2 x Actinic lamps

    so the answer IMHO , is yes, but like you, I am going to change at least 2 of the tubes for some plant grow lamps , when I eventually source them

    Steve
     
  4. Zoban

    Zoban Skunk Shrimp

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    Yep the fixture will work fine ..

    I have two SW fixtures over my two 46 gal bowfronts with the 10k and actinic bulbs still in use on planted FW..

    196watts total over each 46gal tank not counting the moonlight leds..
     
  5. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    More then sufficient. Just change out the actinics for 5100K to 10000K to 12000K bulbs.
     
  6. 4phish

    4phish Montipora Digitata

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    Thanks! I thought the fixture would work, but wanted to maske sure.

    Any of our sponsers have good fresh equiptment?
     
  7. Zoban

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    Lots of em .. Big Al's for sure carries both SW and FW equipment/supplies.