I am trying to find the difference between LED lights such as the Finnex ray 2, 48" lights vs T5 Fluorescent bulbs for plant growth.
I am currently running 2 aqueon 48" fixtures. In total it's 4 T-5 6700k lights each bulbs puts out 38 watts. So 38 X 4 = 152 watts total. Am I wrong for thinking that this is enough light for a 75 gallon with medium to heavily planted tank?
Should I just use 2 24" Finnex ray 2 led strips? They seem brighter and are rated at 7000k.
My water parameters are 0 for ammonia and nitrite. 20 - 30 ppm for nitrate.
I use 1 Fluval 406 canister filter with filter floss, Purigen and ceramic rings in the canister.
I also have a Marineland Emperor bio-wheel 400. Carbon has been removed.
I also have a pressurized CO2 system that runs during light hours only. I also dose Seachems Flourish 2 times a week. My CO2 level is measured at 30 ppm. My PH is between 6.5 and 7.0 ppm. All my plants grow pretty well and never seem to die but I always here people talking
about how one can get amazing plant growth using LED's.
Is this true and recommended or am I doing something wrong?
Thanks for all your help in advance.