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Im looking to build a wooden rack system to hold 8 10 gallon vertical tanks. Right now I have rigged some spiral cf lights with aluminum reflectors and the plants seem to be doing well. I was just wondering if it really is worth the cost to get these lights ( 2x55w Bright Kit #30552 ) from AH Supply. Lighting the rack with my existing simple DIY setup will cost me around $60 ( 1 fixture above each tank, 8 in total ) while the one from AH Supply will run me $220 plus shipping. In peoples opinions is this cost worth it? Here is the drawing for my rack. I can get all of the pieces out of 2 sheets of 4' x 8' 3/4" ply.


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Rob
 

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Well due to the construction of the rack, I can't go with the 55w fixture as 2 of them end to end are about 4" too long. I can either use a single bulb reflector or a dual as shown in the new drawing. Would one 36w bulb above 2 tanks provide enough light for good plant growth?



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