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Post  steve a on Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:09 pm



I bought a 4 ft shop light at menards. one plant bulb and one full spectrum bulb. the plants seem to be thriving  and the baby guppy's love the hiding places..

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Post  twocat on Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:35 am

Steve, what kind of guppies do you have?

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Post  DavidZ on Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:44 am


Very nice. I too went the Menards shop light method and replaced the regular tank hoods and I actually have plants growing.

Gee, who'd a thunk that more light would help the plants........ :-(

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Post  steve a on Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:29 pm

the biggie for me was the cost of regular tank lighting. and mostly I have just common guppies .

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Post  DavidZ on Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:11 am


The shoip light I got at Menards was like $15. I spray painted it black and it actually looks OK.

My palnts sure appreciated it. :-)

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Post  steve a on Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:55 pm

Does your light seem to get any hotter being black ?  I am surprised by how much of my plants are above the water line.

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Post  DavidZ on Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:57 pm


I thought it might, but its on from 6AM until 9PM and its fine.

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