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Old 04-08-2009, 10:09 PM   #1
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Default need help here. 1ft PL or T5 light.

1ft Boyu 9w pl light or 1ft aquazonic T5 6w x 2?

which light should i get for my 1ft cube tank.

currently playing with xmas moss and shrimps.

any bro can help? thanks alot.
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:32 PM   #2
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Wat the depth of your tank?
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:22 PM   #3
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1ft depth.
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Old 05-08-2009, 04:41 PM   #4
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A 9W should be sufficient since you are growing only christmas moss.

If the prices btw both does not differ alot, then get the T5 6w x 2


A rule of thumb for lighting will be 2-3 watts per gallons

Hope its helpful
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:32 PM   #5
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a 11 watt will be sufficient..... got co2 ?
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:11 PM   #6
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The PL should be good enough... It should be cheaper as well...
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:36 PM   #7
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The PL should be good enough... It should be cheaper as well...
thot T5 more cost effective in long run?
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:05 AM   #8
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IMO, i would only use T5 / T5HO if my tank's height is more than 1.5ft.
anything below that. PL is enough for most plants. other than that, lifespan, cost, kelvin. agar agar the same one.
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:21 AM   #9
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The PL should be good enough... It should be cheaper as well...
u might wanna consider both...either one isnt bright enuf for me :P mine is 1ft by 1ft by 1.5ft
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:02 PM   #10
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A 9W should be sufficient since you are growing only christmas moss.

If the prices btw both does not differ alot, then get the T5 6w x 2


A rule of thumb for lighting will be 2-3 watts per gallons

Hope its helpful
anyway, WPG is only applicable for tanks above 3ft..
does it mean i can grow HC in a 1 gallon tank using 3watt of lights?..
just a lousy example..
my 0.2cents.
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