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Old 05-28-2007, 02:31 AM   #1

How much light do u need for plants?
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Old 05-28-2007, 05:47 AM   #2

Welcome to the forum!

Your question is really, really to broad to answer.
A review of the information at
might help you to "refine your question".


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Old 05-28-2007, 11:51 AM   #3
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Like Jones said, is a broad question but if you are talking about being ready to grow any plant on the market then you are looking at a lot of light. Normally 3.5-6 watts depending on tank size. It isn't as hard as it sounds though and the site will help a lot to try and explain some of the technical aspects of growing plants and what they need.
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Old 06-04-2007, 03:04 PM   #4
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