I was surfin around on the internet when I stumbled on this page- http://www.rexgrigg.com/mlt.html
It proposes that Lux per Square Inch (LSI) is more effecient when calculating light demands of plants..
and if so, it means my 2wpg is woefully inadequate.
Acording to LSI, I would need 45-50 watts of light. http://www.rexgrigg.com/mlt.html
How much light would I really need for a 10 gal? I'm asking because I'm about to order some high-light plants and want to be prepared.
Regardless, would two 23W cool white CFLs (in a 10 gal) be enough light to grow pretty much anything?
I plan on researching this a bit by placing them all in my main tank with 2 23w cfls and then moving the cuttings to my other tank with a measely 20 watts of light to see if they live.
My other question: Would a homemade co2 contraption actually contribute anything?
(I'm thinking of the yeast method)
Also, would that lower the PH significantly? I have livebearers- they like a slightly basic tank. A difference of .4 would be okay, but nothing more.
If so I'll hook the Co2 to a planted fishless tank just to grow the plants out for possible resale.
I know this post wasn't organised very well, so..
1. LSI or WPG?
2. How many watts for a 10gal with "high light" plants
3. Yeast method of co2 enrichment- waste of time? Will it influence PH significantly?