Do i have enough light??

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by hazeljane, 17 Dec 2009.

  1. hazeljane

    hazeljane Member

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    Hi
    My tank is 6ft long 2ft deep and i have 2 54w t5's and 1 80w t5 is this enough to grow low level plants??
    Im injecting co2 as well and using the EI ferts.

    Thanks in advance.

    Stu.
     
  2. Iliveinazoo

    Iliveinazoo Member

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    Can't work out the tank volume without a height, try this website and you can work out your wattage per US gallon:
    http://animal-world.com/encyclo/informa ... m#Aquarium Volume Calculator

    Your wattage is 188W
    By low level plants do you mean low light plants or low height carpeting plants?
     
  3. hazeljane

    hazeljane Member

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    Sorry about that its 2ft in height 15inch wide 6ft long.
    I meant low level carpeting plants.

    Thanxs for the reply.

    Stu.
     
  4. Iliveinazoo

    Iliveinazoo Member

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    So you've got about 100USG so nearly 2WperUSG. I reckon that you'd be ok just make sure that the CO2 is distributed t the bottom of the tank by either lots of filter flow or a powerhead
     
  5. hazeljane

    hazeljane Member

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    thanks for the reply i will do .
     

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