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Originally Posted by candymancan View Post
Oh,Yes I see now what you are talking about.
The one 56 Watt T5 bulb will be just about right. Two would bring the algae I fear.
Algae will grow under any lighting when balance between needed CO2,nutrient's, is out of whack.
More light bring's more demand from plant's for CO2,and nutrient's.So long as we don't make the mistake that more light is better,for more growth,then plant's will grow albeit slow ,steady.
More light actually does=more growth, but without also increasing the CO2,, and nutrient's,,the growth most often seen is algae.IME
On added note,,Plant guru's will tell you that plant's will grow with nearly any color spectrum that look's good to your eyes.
I currently run two T8 ZOO med Reef/sun 10,000K bulb's over 55 gal and plant's grow fine.
Is much more pleasing to my eye's than the yellowish/green that the old 6000K bulb's produced.
Ny 300 litre tank pictured in avatar,run's two 65 watt CFL bulb's that are 50/50 10,000 K 6700K.
I expierimented with many different bulb's,spectrum's and these are the ones I like the best.
The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
Last edited by 1077; 09-03-2013 at 01:06 PM.
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