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post #1 of 7 Old 08-31-2011, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Should I have 4 wpgs for a 40 gallon 20 inches deep, or 78. I know that there are many variables to this, but I will grow swords, hair grass, and such . I now 4 wigs will allow me a lot but is more money, 78 should be good right?

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12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-01-2011, 12:32 PM
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Should I have 4 wpgs for a 40 gallon 20 inches deep, or 78. I know that there are many variables to this, but I will grow swords, hair grass, and such . I now 4 wigs will allow me a lot but is more money, 78 should be good right?
I'm confused, what does "78" refer to?

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post #3 of 7 Old 09-01-2011, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
sorry 78 watts... which puts me at 2.05 wpgs

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #4 of 7 Old 09-01-2011, 12:46 PM
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The type of lighting also affects this, T5, T8 [I assume we are thinking fluorescent tube light of some sort], then the spectrum. Then nutrients--CO2 or not?

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post #5 of 7 Old 09-01-2011, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
yes they will be Co2 and i will dose flourish... also it is a fertilized substrate

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #6 of 7 Old 09-01-2011, 01:45 PM
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Then to answer your initial question with this info in mind, two T5 tubes at the length for the tank should work. That is a lot of light. May have to control duration, depending upon nutrients. Flourish Comp might get a bit expensive, and it is not really intended for high-tech setups, the balance is out. Might be best looking into the other Flourish products (individual nutrients and trace elements) or dry ferts.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #7 of 7 Old 09-01-2011, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
will look into it... thanks

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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