03-05-2012, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by scott36854
ok, i went shopping again and bought the aqueon dual lamp t5. i am able to use the glass top now and the fixture is really small and nice looking. i am really/finally happy with my lighting. i hope you all dont bust my bubble, lol.
now the important part, one lamp is a 6700k-18watt and the other is a colormax 18watt. this is a 30" fixture, but bulbs are about 27". would this be considered moderate or high light?
I would say high. Lots of floating plants will help, and I mean lots. Duration may have to be curtailed, that depends upon algae. But also understand that in a new system, when anything has been changed, the water will be unstable for a few weeks until the biological balance is established and algae frequently takes advantage so don't panic over that.