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    Best required lighting for 4'x1.5'x1.5'

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    Hi Everyone,

    Intended to setup abovementioned size planted tank. Can anyone with this size tank recommend the best lightings requirement, eg 4 x 55W, 6 x 55W & etc. You make also recommend the accessories to be used to help me in this setup. Currently are the accessories that I have:

    1) 3L CO2 cylinder with soleniod
    2) Bio ball CO2 reactor
    3) Jepo 825, 1000L/H
    4) Surface Skimmer
    5) 6 in 1 fan

    Thanks,
    Kevin Lee

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    No offence. But I think you need to give people more details if you want to get an advise.

    Are you going for a low maintainance or high maintainance tank

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    Apology

    Sorry, I'm not too sure what maintenance should I go for. Therefore seeking recommendation from those who experience in 4ft plant tank. The only plant I have in mind is to have glosso for my fore ground. What do you recommend?

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    the general guideline for such "regular" sized tank is 2-4W per US gallons. hence your tank would be (1204545)/3785 = 64USG

    you would be looking for anything from 120W to 260W. i.e. as low as 455W to as high as 836W. important is to ensure the ends of the tank are also adequately lit unless you design them with low light plants.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    You can also consider 6x36w.

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    Thanks guys. Have anyone of you currently having the proposed lightings?

    4 x 55w
    6 x 36w
    8 x 36w

    Please advise your experience. Thank you.

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    New tank down size

    Hi,
    Had decided to down size to 3'x1.5'x1.5'. Please advise the recommend lights requirement. NA, Mr Chan recommended 2 sets of 2 x 36? What about 2 sets of 2 x 55W? Anyone has the same tank size, please recommend. Thank you.

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    forgot to mention you should seriously consider MH as well.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    What about 3' x 1.5' x 1.5'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevino
    Hi,
    Had decided to down size to 3'x1.5'x1.5'. Please advise the recommend lights requirement. NA, Mr Chan recommended 2 sets of 2 x 36? What about 2 sets of 2 x 55W? Anyone has the same tank size, please recommend. Thank you.
    at least 4 x 36 if you want to grow glosso

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    Thanks. Will take yours and Mr Chan from NA advise.

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    Thank you everyone. I've decided on the lights requirement to start with. Moderator kindly close this thread. Thank you.

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