Tell me about my light! - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 18 Old 09-03-2007, 11:27 PM
Member
 
fish_4_all's Avatar
 
22 gallon and 75 watts, medium to medium high light. To determine what you are actually at put your tank dimensions in HERE.

Did you go with compact flourescent or NO flourescent? Remember they are different for the chart so make sure you look at the right one. I know someone who didn't and actually had extreme high light on their tank and wound up with the worst algae bloom I have ever seen. I used the chart to decide on a fixutre ofr my 10 gallon tanks, which is a standard shop light flourescent fixture with 2 bulbs. I have 80 watts now over 2 tanks and I have very little algae growth and can most plants short of the most light demanding ones all be it some grow salower than I would like.

Keep asking questions, is the way I learned and it kept me from making some the the bigger mistakes that I have seen other make when messing with higher light.
fish_4_all is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 18 Old 09-03-2007, 11:54 PM
New Member
 
mgamer20o0's Avatar
 
another point is they are not as effective as normal fluorescent set up. a lot of the light is lost be design.
mgamer20o0 is offline  
post #13 of 18 Old 09-04-2007, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Oh, and each light has 1,500 lumens.

It's in between high, and very high.
Ilya is offline  
post #14 of 18 Old 09-04-2007, 01:01 AM
New Member
 
mgamer20o0's Avatar
 
medium light. i think my 55w bulbs are getting more light into my 20 gal then those others.

its different because these lights are not efficient as others. its not the same. they are good but you have to take account some of the other factors.
mgamer20o0 is offline  
post #15 of 18 Old 09-04-2007, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Well, atleast I have medium lights, and not crappy ones :).
Ilya is offline  
post #16 of 18 Old 09-04-2007, 12:14 PM
Member
 
fish_4_all's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ilya
Well, atleast I have medium lights, and not crappy ones :).
What type of lights are you getting?
fish_4_all is offline  
post #17 of 18 Old 09-04-2007, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
I already have the lights I want. 23 watt Day Light fluorescent. I have 3 light slots. It comes out to 3.1 WPG. That's considered recommended.

Each light contains 1,500 lumens.
Ilya is offline  
post #18 of 18 Old 09-04-2007, 02:02 PM
New Member
 
mgamer20o0's Avatar
 
well same with any tank.... start with low light plants and work your way up. some plants will work others wont.
mgamer20o0 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
too much light? princesuhaib Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 8 05-19-2009 04:08 PM
would this light be ok? kelii Saltwater Aquarium Equipment 15 04-20-2009 05:33 PM
Light TrashmanNYC Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 9 12-06-2007 08:23 PM
How much light? Julie's Julies Beginner Planted Aquarium 2 08-20-2007 12:30 AM
Light BrandonTyme Beginner Planted Aquarium 3 06-04-2007 04:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome